Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189523
System gives kernel: OUt of Memory errors
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:19:28 EDT
Description of problem:
System spews kernel: Out of memory errors and kills processes. The system never
attempts to swap. Based on some other bug reports, there are conflicting
answers to resolving this. One is use 2.6.16 kernel, which is not available for
Enterprise version 4 (fully supported).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.9-22.0.2.ELsmp #1 SMP Thu Jan 5 17:13:01 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
when system runs for several days
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run software development builds (via ClearCase)
Mar 30 09:38:51 il94llb01 kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 4483 (sshd).
Mar 30 09:39:00 il94llb01 kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 820 (cleartool).
Mar 30 09:39:06 il94llb01 kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 818 (clearmake).
Mar 30 09:51:06 il94llb01 kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 1294 (vim).
System eventually hangs
Processes should run clean and the system should not hang.
clearcase_p2003.06.00-29 (Mon Nov 21 22:31:55 EST 2005)
@(#) MVFS version 2003.06.10+ (Sat Oct 1 02:29:23 2005) VNODE built $Date:
2005-10-01.09:38:44 (UTC) $
*** Bug 189524 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please attach the memory statistice printed out when the OOM kill occurs. It
include the stats I need to debug this problem.
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