Re: 2.2.2: Freeze (possible kb failure)

Steve Dodd (
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 23:56:50 +0000


On Sun, Feb 28, 1999 at 06:01:48PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > You mean that the VM gets fragmented? That could happen on a low memory
> > machine of course, but I really dubit it's the case of high memory
> > machine boxes.
> I've seen it happen on a 256Mb 2.2.1 box verified with monitoring printks.
> I suspect the 2.2.1 "we queue too much I/O" bug may well have had a lot to
> do with how it got so fragmented, but it happens and we do need some kind

Hmm, the infinite icache growth problem probably didn't help either!

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