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Re: [nslu2-linux] Out of memory?

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  • Mathias Bertelsen
    I have the same problem... my dd process kept getting killed because the system thought it was out of memory despite of the 500mb swap space... so i would
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      I have the same problem... my 'dd' process kept getting killed because the system thought it was out of memory despite of the 500mb swap space... so i would also like to hear if anyone knows what this is about...?

      On 8/2/06, David Given <dg@...> wrote:
      David Given wrote:
      > I'm running Debian etch, and I've got this really weird problem where my
      > system thinks it's running out of memory and is killing processes.
      >
      > This shouldn't be happening. I have 512MB of swap space, and the syslog
      > (appended) indicates that I've got free memory anyway. The process
      > that's getting nuked is usually DSPAM, although it's sometimes other
      > things. It tends to happen more often when the system's busy.
      >
      > Any ideas?

      Does anyone have any idea what's going on with this? I'm completely out
      of ideas, and given that a few times it's killed exim, I thinking I'm
      losing email.

      > ---snip---
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: oom-killer: gfp_mask=0x200d2, order=0
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: Mem-info:
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: DMA per-cpu:
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: cpu 0 hot: low 0, high 6, batch 1 used:0
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: cpu 0 cold: low 0, high 2, batch 1 used:0
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: DMA32 per-cpu: empty
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: Normal per-cpu: empty
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: HighMem per-cpu: empty
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: Free pages:         944kB (0kB HighMem)
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: Active:4000 inactive:583 dirty:0
      > writeback:68 unstable:0 free:236 slab:1302 mapped:3858 pagetables:164
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: DMA free:944kB min:724kB low:904kB
      > high:1084kB active:16000kB inactive:2332kB present:32768kB
      > pages_scanned:4323 all_unreclaimable? no
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 0 0
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: DMA32 free:0kB min:0kB low:0kB high:0kB
      > active:0kB inactive:0kB present:0kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? no
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 0 0
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: Normal free:0kB min:0kB low:0kB high:0kB
      > active:0kB inactive:0kB present:0kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? no
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 0 0
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: HighMem free:0kB min:128kB low:128kB
      > high:128kB active:0kB inactive:0kB present:0kB pages_scanned:0
      > all_unreclaimable? no
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0 0 0
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: DMA: 46*4kB 5*8kB 11*16kB 3*32kB 1*64kB
      > 1*128kB 1*256kB 0*512kB 0*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 944kB
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: DMA32: empty
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: Normal: empty
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: HighMem: empty
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: Swap cache: add 646769, delete 646485,
      > find 214761/375581, race 0+43
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: Free swap  = 494940kB
      > Jul 12 23:41:53 pyanfar kernel: Total swap = 506008kB
      > Jul 12 23:41:54 pyanfar kernel: Free swap:       494940kB
      > Jul 12 23:41:54 pyanfar kernel: 8192 pages of RAM
      > Jul 12 23:41:54 pyanfar kernel: 420 free pages
      > Jul 12 23:41:54 pyanfar kernel: 633 reserved pages
      > Jul 12 23:41:54 pyanfar kernel: 1302 slab pages
      > Jul 12 23:41:54 pyanfar kernel: 7655 pages shared
      > Jul 12 23:41:54 pyanfar kernel: 284 pages swap cached
      > ---snip---

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              Mathias Bertelsen
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