Re: 2.6.5-rc2-mm1 - swapoff dies with OOM, why?

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Sun Mar 28 2004 - 23:13:59 EST

"John Stoffel" <stoffel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've run into a strange situation here. I was having *terrible*
> performance while doing a complile of the 2.6.5-rc2-mm2 kernel

Were you using rc2-mm1 at the time? It had a memory leak in ext3. Lots of
memroy was leaked, so swapoff cannot get sufficient memory to do its thing.

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