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Re: 2.6.39-rc4+: oom-killer busy killing tasks

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 2.6.39-rc4+: oom-killer busy killing tasks
From: Christian Kujau <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 02:50:12 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <alpine.DEB.2.01.1104250053590.18728@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <alpine.DEB.2.01.1104211841510.18728@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20110424234655.GC12436@dastard> <alpine.DEB.2.01.1104250053590.18728@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
User-agent: Alpine 2.01 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)
On Mon, 25 Apr 2011 at 01:02, Christian Kujau wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Apr 2011 at 09:46, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > BTW, what are your mount options? If it is the problem I suspect it
> > is, then using noatime with stop it from occurring....
> When mounted with noatime, running du(1) accross the XFS volume still 
> triggered the OOM killer, but the backtrace looked somewhat different 
> this time:

Tried again with noatime, this time no OOM message got logged to the disk 
(but may have been logged to the console early on). As it's reproducible, 
I started du(1) across the XFS volume and after a while my SSH connection 
to the box was lost. That's all I got this time:


BOFH excuse #272:

Netscape has crashed

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