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|Summary:||sudden swap storm forces me to reboot|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Dave Jones <davej>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-10-14 09:18:31 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Tim Waugh 2004-09-29 06:46:23 EDT
Description of problem: Three times this month (twice this week) I have had to reboot this uniprocessor AMD Duron because the machine will quite suddenly (within the space of a minute or two) go into a swap frenzy. When this happens, no progress is observed at all. I can't switch virtual consoles. I can't log in remotely. Alt-SysRq-E (to SIGTERM all tasks) eventually stops it, but at that point nothing will display on the screen and sshd is also dead, so I have to reboot anyway. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): kernel-2.6.8-1.541 How reproducible: Don't know how to reproduce it, but it happens enough to be really annoying.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-09-29 14:35:31 EDT
This just happened *again*. This time I was burning a CD using cdrecord and suddenly the machine became completely unresponsive. The disk was in constant use. It has happened before while burning a CD. Perhaps it's related to that? (It's also happened when I'm not doing that.)
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2004-09-29 14:39:29 EDT
hmm audio cd by chance ???
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2004-09-30 04:26:17 EDT
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2004-09-30 12:30:51 EDT
This just happened again, but I was not burning a CD at all. Two local users logged in, Mozilla, Firefox, Evolution and GIMP were all that was running.
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2004-09-30 15:14:11 EDT
Happened again with even lighter load. This time I was running 2.6.8-1.521 (latest FC2 kernel) to try to avoid the problem. I'll try 2.6.8-1.590.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2004-10-04 07:34:01 EDT
FWIW, I haven't seen this again yet with 2.6.8-1.590.
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2004-10-10 06:58:03 EDT
Still haven't seen this again. I only switched from 1.590 (to 1.603) today. Looks like this might be fixed?
Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2004-10-14 09:18:31 EDT
Pretty sure this is fixed now.