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Re: kernel panic/paging error

"Stephen R. Gore" <sgore@debian.org> writes:

> Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 10:58:12AM -0400, ryan.tecco wrote:
> > > 	my machine is a P133,32 MB RAM, 500MB free. connected
> > > 	to the hurd via rsh and ftp, after a while of transferring,
> > > 	i get on console:
> > > 
> > > 	(default pager): dropped <SOMETHING> because of previous paging
> > > 	error.
> > 
> > You're out of memory. Buy a new stick or add swap! (running the hurd w/o
> > swap is not good).
> Actually, I've been experiencing similar problems, and I have 128M/128M
> RAM/swap.

Same problem here, same RAM, same swap.

>  Seems that the process /hurd/pflocal has a memory leak.  Very
> repeatable, most often triggered by apps that use advanced terminal
> functions (screen, vi, dselect for example).  If not killed, the process
> will swap my box to death.  OTOH, after I've killed such runaway processes
> once or twice, the problem doesn't usually occur again.

Indeed, the same happens to me... and many times it swaps so much that
I can't even kill anything because even ps Aux will not work; only
reset will end its misery.

> I've been unable to determine precisely what is causing the behaviour, only
> the symptoms and the affected process.
> Running gnumach 1.2-7 on an Athlon 500.

Same gnumach on an Athlon 700.

best regards,

Frederico Muñoz


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