Leigh Orf wrote:
> Ken Brownfield wrote:
> | This parallels what I'm seeing -- perhaps inode/dentry cache
> | bloat is causing the memory issue (which mimics if not _is_
> | a memory leak) _and_ my kswapd thrashing? It fits both the
> | situation you report and what I'm seeing with I/O across a
> | large number of files (inodes) -- updatedb, smb, NFS, etc.
> | I think Andrea was on to this issue, so I'm hoping his work
> | will help. Have you tried an -aa kernel or an aa patch onto
> | a 2.4.17-pre4 to see how the kernel's behavior changes?
> | --
> | Ken.
> | firstname.lastname@example.org
> I get the exact same behavior with 2.4.17-pre4-aa1 - many applications
> abort with ENOMEM after updatedb (filling the buffer and cache). Is
> there another kernel/patch I should try?
Just for interest's sake:
--- linux-2.4.17-pre6/mm/memory.c Fri Dec 7 15:39:52 2001
+++ linux-akpm/mm/memory.c Sat Dec 8 11:13:30 2001
@@ -1184,6 +1184,7 @@ static int do_anonymous_page(struct mm_s
entry = pte_mkwrite(pte_mkdirty(mk_pte(page, vma->vm_page_prot)));
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