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Re: 2.6.34-rc3: simple du (on a big xfs tree) triggers oom killer [bisec

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 2.6.34-rc3: simple du (on a big xfs tree) triggers oom killer [bisected: 57817c68229984818fea9e614d6f95249c3fb098]
From: Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 11:18:35 -0700
Cc: Hans-Peter Jansen <hpj@xxxxxxxxx>, Nick Piggin <npiggin@xxxxxxx>, opensuse-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 12:57:35PM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 09:27:40AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 06:44:22PM +0200, Hans-Peter Jansen wrote:
> > > FYI, 2.6.33.2 is still affected from this issue. 
> > 
> > Is 2.6.33.3-rc2 affected?  A lot of xfs patches are in there (as are in
> > 2.6.32.12-rc2.)
> 
> Yes.  It's not even in mainline yet as Nick doesn't like the trivial
> core VM fix required to solve this in a clean way.

Hm, Nick, why?  This seems like a real problem, easily reproduced.  Is
it solved some other way in Linus's tree that we could backport to the
-stable series?

thanks,

greg k-h

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