Re: 2.6.18-rc3-mm2 - OOM storm

From: Mike Galbraith
Date: Fri Aug 11 2006 - 15:40:49 EST

On Fri, 2006-08-11 at 14:31 +0200, Laurent Riffard wrote:
> L
> >> Also, are you able to determine whether the problem is specific to `rpm
> >> -V'? Are you able to make the leak trigger using other filesystem
> >> workloads?
> >
> > Will try...
> No luck. For example, "find /usr -type f -print0 | xargs -0 cat > /dev/null"
> does not trigger the problem.

I spent some time looking over what I thought was the obvious candidate,
but alas, no cigar. Not surprising since Andrew can't reproduce it.

> # mount
> /dev/mapper/vglinux1-lvroot on / type ext3 (rw)
> /dev/mapper/vglinux1-lvusr on /usr type reiserfs (ro)
> /dev/mapper/vglinux1-lvvar on /var type ext3 (rw)

Mine is the plainest ext3 config imaginable.

> >> If it's specific to `rpm -V' then perhaps direct-io is somehow causing
> >> pagecache leakage. That would be a bit odd.

It seems odd at the moment.


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