Ok. another one.

Daniel Beaudoin Daniel.Beaudoin at civilisations.ca
Wed Mar 13 10:58:01 CST 2002


Well, the upgrade worked.  the problem might be with the application itself.
load at 0.31...

Thanks all for the help.  It's greatly appreciated...



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-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher McCrory [mailto:chrismcc at pricegrabber.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 11:55 AM
To: Linux-Poweredge at dell.com
Cc: Daniel.Beaudoin at civilisations.ca
Subject: Re: Ok. another one.


Hello...

	I have a couple of similarly configured 8450s.  I was having a few
issues 
also.

<warning>
  if you don't know what rawhide is, this isn't for you
</warning>

I'm currently running 2.4.17-0.16 from redhat's rawhide tree on one 
machine for the last 24 days, 31 min.  _For me_ it works great.  All my 
memory problems and other issues went away. for instance, I can now run 
'top' :)

Today's tree contains 2.4.18-0.3 so YMMV



Steve_Boley at dell.com wrote:
> Look around and do some research on the vm in 2.4 kernel and you will find
> your answers.  The vm in kernels up to 2.4.9 had serious problems with
large
> memory amounts and dealing with swapping from memory to paging file.
There
> has been lots of headway made with Rik Van Riel's -rmap patches which Alan
> Cox includes in his patches for 2.4.18 and higher and also Andreas
Arkelangi
> sp. patches for 2.4.18 as well.  If you look at the history for the linux
> kernel mailing list you can find info on these and the locations of the
> patches as well.  Alan Cox's can be found at the kernel.org people folders
> in the Alan folder.  In the history of the kernel mailing list is tons of
> emails about these very issues that you are having.
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Beaudoin [mailto:Daniel.Beaudoin at civilisations.ca]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 9:32 AM
> To: 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
> Subject: Ok. another one.
> 
> 
> 8450, 8 processors, presently 4 gig of ram.  16 gig of swap in 8 swap
files.
> 
> run away process causes top, PS, etc. etc to crash.  Hangs my process
> (shell, everything involving my own shell).  
> 
> process 24643 in the /proc folder, unable to view files to see the
> application.  Can not kill -HUP or kill -9 the process.
> 
> Present load average...
> 
> 10:38am  up 17:52,  5 users,  load average: 99.66, 98.15, 94.07
> 
> client will not let me reboot the box either.
> 
> getting 
> 
> __alloc_pages: 0-order allocation failed.
> 
> in dmesg...
> 
> suggestions?
> 
> Daniel Beaudoin
> 
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