Re: oom with 2.6.11
From: Mauricio Lin
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 08:43:10 EST
I found the 2.6.11-rc3 patch. The oom killer modification from
Arcangeli was included in 2.6.11-rc3. Right? So this is correct, so
the problem is not related to Arcangeli modification.
Does anyone have idea?
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 09:18:31 -0400, Mauricio Lin <mauriciolin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> Could you check the mm/oom_kill.c for your kernel 2.6.11-rc3?
> During the 2.6.11-rc development, the oom killer was changed by Andrea
> Arcangeli. I do not remember exactly which was the version that this
> modification was included, perhaps in kernel 2.6.11-rc4.
> Now this oom killer modification is part of 2.6.11 vanilla kernel.
> Send the mm/oom_kill.c of 2.6.11-rc3 to me, please. Let me confirm my doubt.
> Mauricio Lin.
> On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 16:21:21 +0100, Christian Kujau <evil@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > hallo list,
> > today my machine went out out memory and noticing it several hours after
> > the first OOM message in the log, i wonder
> > 1) why this happened at all and
> > 2) why almost every service was killed despite the clever algorithms
> > documented in mm/oom_kill.c.
> > the first oom message went to the syslog at 01:27, i was away and no heavy
> > tasks were scheduled:
> > http://nerdbynature.de/bits/sheep/2.6.11/oom/oom_2.6.11.txt
> > mysqld got killed by the oom killer, so i have to suspect mysql for being
> > the reason for oom here, even that i know that mysqld is running all day
> > long. several other tasks got killed, but "Free swap" stays at 0kB and the
> > oom killer kills almost every other tasks, with no success in freeing ram.
> > the log stops at 03:21, perhaps syslog-ng got killed.
> > at around 07:31 i noticed the mess, did SYSRQ-E and now i was able to
> > login again. i pressed SYSRQ-M/T/P too, they are all in the log. at this
> > time loadavg was at 249 ;)
> > i went to runlevel 2, then up again to 3 and all services are up and
> > running again.
> > some 2.6.11-rc3 BK snapshot was running pretty stable (no OOM) for ~30
> > days before i switched to 2.6.11 (vanilla) a few days ago. i have to (not)
> > reproduce the problem the next night, i wonder if it will happen again.
> > do you vm-gurus have any idea to the points asked above?
> > more infos about the box here: http://nerdbynature.de/bits/sheep/2.6.11/oom/
> > thank you for your comments,
> > Christian.
> > --
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