From: Justin Mason (jm at domain jmason.org)
Date: Wed 30 May 2001 - 13:49:07 IST
Niall O Broin said:
> I just got the above error on a colo'ed box which is a bit distressing, to
> say the least. This happened coincidentally with a change to a userland
> service but I can't see that it would gobble memory - it's a little Perl
> app. which might consume a few MB at most. Is this the error message which
> one gets when one encounters the infamous kernel OOM situation ?
In my experience, 'fraid so :( I've got that a few times from OOM
situations under 2.2.x.
BTW if you get stuck, can't get near the machine, and reboot/init 6 won't
work (this can happen when init gets confused by OOM!), use "reboot -f".
Make sure you sync and umount fs'es if you can beforehand, to avoid a
trip to City West for a manual fsck :(
(mental note: install a new colo box with Reiserfs next time)
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