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Re: oom-killer executes



Fran Garcia wrote:
On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 07:14, Paolo Galtieri wrote:
Over the last few days I have noticed that the out of memory killer task
keeps getting executed on my RHEL 5.4 system


Jul 11 18:31:00 truckin kernel: Free swap  = 0kB
Jul 11 18:31:00 truckin kernel: Total swap = 2031608kB
Jul 11 18:31:00 truckin kernel: Free swap:            0kB

You're running out of swap, that's why the kernel OOMs.

Except that he's got, what, .7xG of RAM, and 2G of swap. *Why* is it all being used?

You *might* try strace, or look at what's running when this happens.

	mark, who's had rsync hang a few times since going to 5.5*

* First kernel, then -3. 8 goes in this weekend....

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