On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Nick Piggin wrote:
> Justin Piszcz wrote:
> > On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > >After the oom-killing, please see if you can free up the ZONE_NORMAL memory
> > >via a few `echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches' commands. See if you can
> > >work out what happened to the missing couple-of-hundred MB from
> > >ZONE_NORMAL.
> > >
> > Running with PREEMPT OFF lets me copy the file!! The machine LAGS
> > occasionally every 5-30-60 seconds or so VERY BADLY, talking 5-10 seconds of
> > lag, but hey, it does not crash!! I will boot the older kernel with preempt
> > on and see if I can get you that information you requested.
> It wouldn't be a bad idea to recompile the new kernel with preempt on
> and get the info from there.
> It is usually best to be working with the most recent kernels. We can
> always backport any important fixes if we need to.
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In my tests for the most part I am using the latest kernels.