Bug 13274 - VM kills processes after a time at high load
VM kills processes after a time at high load
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.2
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2000-06-30 10:57 EDT by steven
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:38:48 EDT
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Description steven 2000-06-30 10:57:57 EDT
After a time of running at high Network load we get:-
kernel: VM: killing process XXXX

I believe this should only happen under low memory conditions
and at the time this happens top and vmstat report on a few MB
of the 1GB allocated has been used.

The only solution at the moment is to reboot and thats only
if the VM doesn't kill inetd/telnetd (machine is remote).

The behaviour is much worse on an SMP kernel.

Machines are trying :) to run www.wwf.com
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:38:48 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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