fork: not enough memory

Pawel S. Veselov (
Sun, 21 Dec 1997 19:29:43 +0300 (MSK)

Hello, All !

Got a lot of "fork: not enough memory" errors running different
applications. This is really strange. This is "free" results:

[vps@unicorn]~/ICQJava$ free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 30856 30120 736 12052 3736 9864
-/+ buffers/cache: 16520 14336
Swap: 54776 21544 33232

I tried to reexecute ICQ after it got SIGSEGV ( so it was in memory about 1
minute ago ! )

A large lot of swap is free ! Why not to swap something out ? The system was
idle. Killing running netscape didn't solve the problem. Actually, this
solved in some time automatically. Really strange...

Trying to run something just returned the error above without trying to fill
the memory is free ( I have xsysinfo running ... )

Kernel : 2.1.65


Take a lesson from the whale; the only time he gets speared is when he
raises to spout.

    With best of best regards, Pawel S. Veselov (aka Black Angel)
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