Re: 2.6.x strangeness with large buffer usage via network transfer/disk and SEGV processes

From: Eric
Date: Sat Mar 27 2004 - 22:00:27 EST

On Saturday 27 March 2004 5:07 pm, Shawn Starr wrote:
> I don't get something maybe someone can explain why this is happening:
> 1) When using a large amount of buffers via sending say a 800MB file from
> one PC to another, the Linux system will segfault processes but not preform
> an OOM. Even though the system itself has not touched swap memory. Why is
> the kernel killing/or why are the processes dying with Segfault?
> I see this happening when I extract a Linux source tarball and have certain
> processes running, while tar extracts the process will just receive a
> segmentation fault w/o core.
> When using a virtual OS emulator, the emulator will just die.
> I don't remember this behaviour in 2.4 at all and I don't think this is
> correct. I have PREEMPT enabled as well.
> Is this a problem or is this correct behavour?
Crashes a correct behavior?
You must be used to windows where crashes are sometimes the correct behavior

Sorry, I had to say it.
Otherwise I don't have a serious answer to your problem ;)

> Thanks
> Shawn S.

Eric Bambach
Eric at cisu dot net
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