Re: Badblocks and no free pages...

Alan Cox (
Mon, 5 May 1997 19:49:28 +0100 (BST)

> Actually having several programs write like hell filling all available
> memory with write-behind buffers is not that unlikely. The kernel
> should somehow try to make this situation feel less sluggish.

Not just sluggish but if you do that in the right NFS cases or even via
a device that uses kmalloc internally your machine locks up and dies.