Bug#509274: LVM installation fails on nslu2 (ARMEL)
* Carlos.Barros@Ecs-Group.Com <Carlos.Barros@Ecs-Group.Com> [2009-03-09 11:45]:
> In the way of learning something (hope to not bother you)
> Now my knowledge may makes me say wrong things but...
> I did set up the swap-space, swapon ..., open a terminal and issue the
> lvcreate command while the swap space is active.
> And it fails also in the same way (in the debian-installer phase)
Linux will kill processes that takes up too much RAM, even if there is
enough swap space around. Given that the NSLU2 has only 32 MB of
physical RAM, we run into this problem quite often. I was told it's
possible to change the settings of the Linux kernel (so it won't kill
such processes), but nobody has volunteered to look into this.