Sean McAvoy sean.mcavoy at
Tue Apr 30 11:37:00 CDT 2002

I first noticed the problem with NFS, then when I did a kernel compile
(very disk intensive) it produced the same results. I wiped the system
and reloaded it with ext3, and have had no problems at all.I assume you
are running RedHat? If so the problem would seem to be with either the
XFS patch or the highmem in the kernel, and not just a Debian patch
specific bug.

On Tue, 2002-04-30 at 11:21, Jochen Garcke wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2002 at 10:54:06AM -0400, Sean McAvoy wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've had some problems lately with the highmem option enabled and XFS.
> > Do you have any system with XFS and highmem (4gb+ RAM) enabled, and if
> > so have you had any odd crashing problems? Thanks!
> We have a machine with 5gb, using XFS and highmem with kernel 2.4.18 the machine
> crashes when big (at least >50MB) files get put on the machine via nfs.
> Don't know right now if I tested also locally...
> Running right now is kernel 2.4.9-31 with xfs and highmem and in this
> configuration we had till now no problems.
> Jochen
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> Jochen Garcke                                     mail: jochen at
> Institut fuer Angewandte Mathematik, Uni Bonn
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Sean McAvoy
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