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Re: kernel panic/paging error

On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 10:33:50AM +0200, Mark Kettenis wrote:
>    I am seeing this, too, but it's news to me. Today is the first time I really
>    saw it happen.
>    pflocal get's suddenly nervous, and memory usage blows up, within a few
>    seconds it sucks up all availalable RAM, and then swap (but slower). I saw a
>    swap decrease of 4 MB every few seconds.
> The described scenario sounds familiar.  I've seen it happening for
> quite some time.  I just thought it had something to do with
> /hurd/term and pseudo terminals.  But no hard evidence for that.  Are
> you guys sure it is pflocal?

Well, it's pflocal which gets all the memory, but this could be a symptom,
not the cause. It's hard to tell.
>    It's hard to get diagnostic info at this stage. I could run one "ps aux",
>    which showed a memory usage of 66 MB, but after that, I could not get the
>    number of ports nor the number of threads. I will try to get more info.
> Yes please!

As I said, everytime it happens (and I am not sure how to trigger it), I can
do perhaps one or two commands.
>    Maybe it is related to the pflocal changes without the corresponding new
>    glibc, and updating glibc fixes that.
> Probably not.  It has been happening to me since before tinkering with
> pflocal.

Ok, that's a word.


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