Description of problem: Fedora 16 RC1 kernel crashes with echo 3 >
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Allways
Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
Actual results: Freeze Fedora machine
Expected results: Drop memory caches
This is a recurrent problem that affected F13, F14, and now is back with F16 RC1. There was a previous bug opened about that
Please read there for more information.
kernel-3.3.0-4.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.
Please retest with this update.
I do this on a semi-regular basis, and haven't noticed any problems, so I think this may have been fixed in an update.
Reopen if you can still reproduce this problem.