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Re: [regression,bisected] 2.6.32.12: find(1) on xfs causes OOM

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [regression,bisected] 2.6.32.12: find(1) on xfs causes OOM
From: Peter Palfrader <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 14:44:36 +0200
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, stable@xxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20100503123606.GG2591@dastard>
Mail-followup-to: Peter Palfrader <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, stable@xxxxxxxxxx
References: <20100503115438.GA16623@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20100503123606.GG2591@dastard>
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On Mon, 03 May 2010, Dave Chinner wrote:

> > Starting in 2.6.32.12 running something like "find | wc -l" on this
> > filesystem's mountpoint causes the OOM killer to kill off most of the
> > system.  (See kern.log[1])
> 
> Knwon problem.

> The fix for this problem only got to mainline a couple of days ago.
> 
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=9bf729c0af67897ea8498ce17c29b0683f7f2028
> 
> I've got to backport it to the stable kernel tree so the next stable
> kernel should fix this.

Thanks, I'll stay on .11 on that machine for now then.

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