Re: dbench on tmpfs OOM's

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Tue Sep 17 2002 - 00:31:59 EST

William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> >> MemTotal: 32107256 kB
> >> MemFree: 27564648 kB
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 09:58:43PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > I'd be suspecting that your node fallback is bust.
> > Suggest you add a call to show_free_areas() somewhere; consider
> > exposing the full per-zone status via /proc with a proper patch.
> I went through the nodes by hand. It's just a run of the mill
> ZONE_NORMAL OOM coming out of the GFP_USER allocation. None of
> the highmem zones were anywhere near ->pages_low.

erk. Why is shmem using GFP_USER?

mnm:/usr/src/25> grep page_address mm/shmem.c
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