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Re: 2.6.10-rc1-mm4 -1 EAGAIN after allocation failure was: Re: Kernel 2.

To: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 2.6.10-rc1-mm4 -1 EAGAIN after allocation failure was: Re: Kernel 2.6.9 Multiple Page Allocation Failures
From: Stefan Schmidt <zaphodb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 03:03:27 +0100
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On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 05:39:20PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Well you've definitely used up all the memory which is available for atomic
> allocations.  Are you using an increased /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes there?
Yes, vm.min_free_kbytes=8192.
For other vm-settings find sysctl.conf attached.

Netdev: tg3 BCM5704r03, TSO off, ~32kpps rx, ~35kpps tx, ~2 rx errors/s

> As for the application collapse: dunno.  Maybe networking broke.  It would
> be interesting to test Linus's current tree, at
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/snapshots/patch-2.6.10-rc1-bk19.gz
Will try that tomorrow. Would you suggest printing out show_free_areas();
there too? I don't know what kind of an overhead that will generate on
subsequent stack traces.

        Stefan

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