[linux-lvm] vgchange -ay Killed
mingz at ele.uri.edu
Sat Apr 29 22:58:56 UTC 2006
On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 23:24 +0100, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> The code has not been optimised for large numbers of LVs.
> Use the latest dm/lvm2 versions for a start as there's a memory
> leak in your libdevmapper.
ic. it come with centos 4.3
> Each device device uses up a fixed amount of (unswappable) kernel
> memory, and when all your memory is used out you can't have any
> more devices.
> Use standard diagnostic tools to work out which limit you're hitting.
> (top; ps; slabtop; sysreq; strace etc.)
that box has 2GB ram. and before lvm process is killed, top shows
top - 11:27:24 up 10 min, 4 users, load average: 0.99, 0.71, 0.34
Tasks: 91 total, 1 running, 90 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 18.7% us, 5.9% sy, 0.0% ni, 67.3% id, 8.0% wa, 0.0% hi,
Mem: 2055388k total, 2041136k used, 14252k free, 192k buffers
Swap: 4192956k total, 2304k used, 4190652k free, 58236k cached
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
4550 root 18 0 1927m 1.9g 48m D 94.9 95.6 5:00.00 lvm
if that is kernel memory, why lvm shows a RES of 1.9GB?
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