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Re: dpkg issues

Mark Janssen, 2001-Jul-23 12:46 +0200:
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2001 at 01:50:05AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> >    
> > >    I think I've found my problem.  Not enough memory to go
> > >    around.  This is an old machine with only 32MB of memory and
> > >    watch top while running apt-get install I can see available
> > >    memory drop to 1.2MB and then the error hit.  I'm upgrading to
> > >    128MB (max for this system) and expect this to fix it.
> > >    
> > 
> > that seems odd.  I have run Debian on 16 and 32 mb systems fairly recently.  It
> > just gets slower and slower .....
> Maybe you (sean) have (more) swapspace, and Jeff does not... then it could
> still be lack of enough memory.
> Jeff, do you have any swapspace configured, how much is used ??
> Mark Janssen                         Unix Consultant @ SyConOS IT
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   I have 500MB configured as swap space, current stats:
Mem:     30248K total,    28660K used,     1588K free,     4008K buffers
Swap:   489940K total,     2664K used,   487276K free,    13600K cached
   I ran a memory test using memtest86 (www.memtest86.com) and it
   passed fine.
   I'm going to try booting back to my 2.2.19pre17 kernel and
   test this out.  My kernel may be the issue.  I'll report when
   I've done this.


Jeff Coppock		Nortel Networks
Systems Engineer	http://nortelnetworks.com
Major Accts.		Santa Clara, CA

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