Re: Strange memory leak in 2.6.x

From: Tobias Hennerich
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 12:37:10 EST


> > Please grab 2.6.11, apply the below patch, set CONFIG_PAGE_OWNER and follow
> > the below instructions.
> thank you for you mails. We installed the patch from Alex on a test-system
> last night and will switch it to the production machine this evening. The
> problem will start after 48-72 hours, so we hope to send feedback
> on friday.

Ok, we had another crash this morning after an uptime of only 36
hours 8-(.

No oom-killer this time, but we got a very high load (>40) in the
end. Our cron-job which starts the page_owner-sort every 10 minutes
didn't return the last 4 times.

The new 2.6.11-kernel changed the graphs a little bit - values for
'MemTree' are much higher, but values for 'Cached' and 'Buffered' are
still very low.

Here the graph for the last week:

(the left part is the same like our first graph last week, the weekend is well visible)

Detailed view of the last 40 hours:

Some output of the page_owner-sort:

If you need any other information, please ask...

Best regards Tobias

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