Re: uHm... what happened? :)
On Thu, 12 Dec 1996, Mike Neuffer wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Dec 1996, Jim Pick wrote:
> > > It might be the same bug.
> > >
> > > Did you see messages like:
> > > "Couldn't get a free page...."
> > > and
> > > "xxx died because of lack of free space." ?
> > Nope. I didn't get those. I was just waiting for dpkg-buildpackage to
> > return when I noticed that the system load was increasing and increasing
> > and increasing ... I didn't get any error messages at all. :-(
> Maybe they went into your logfiles ?
> How long did you wait till you reseted the machine ?
> The bug we are experiencing with the long linear reads
> takes its time before it really kills the machine. For the first 1-2h
> the only simptom you see is that the load goes up more and more and
> the machine strts to swap, then to thrash and then finally has no more
> free memory (and still lots of free swapspace)
> For a period of 0.5-1h (before death) the machine ist practically
I might have experienced a bug like that, except my machine somehow
gracefully recovered. About a month ago I was building my package on the
machine I log in at NRL. Since I was only telneting in I nohup'd the
build in case I got disconnected. I ended up loging off and when I tried
to log in the next day to get the package the machine kept on complaining
about not enough memory, so the login kept on dying. I finally was able
to log in, but I wasn't able to su to root to reboot the machine b/c
again not enough memory. I finally gave up. The next day I logged in
and everything was normall.
I felt that was very weird, but left it at that b/c it seemed to recover
gracefully. Could this be a symptom of the same problem.
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