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Re: very common kernel modules slow down the boot process



On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 09:03:23AM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
>  > - Use an existing disk image and upgrade it (works in 128MB)
> 
> Part of the selinux-policy-targeted upgrade does something whih
> munches through stupid amounts of memory.  On any box I've tried
> this on with <512MB, the oom killer kicks in, and then I've been
> left with the mess of a half upgraded box, with lots of rpms
> listed twice in the rpmdb.

Interesting - not had that problem but I do have a lot of swap on the
small boxes (512MB or so) which would have meant it ticked along fine.

You can always create a swapfile for the upgrade anyway


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