[oclug] Kernel log messages
tomg at nova.yi.org
Sat Jan 20 12:57:31 EST 2001
>Does anyone know what these log messages mean, or why they are
It's telling you that Linux's VM management is, uh, inadequate.
[ kernel complaining ]
>Mem: 48377856 26607616 21770240 6090752 1171456 12533760
Was there this much free when you were getting the log entries and
>I noticed quite a bit of hard drive activity just as these log entries
It sounds like your kernel has run out of RAM and swap and is trying not
to kill processes in order to survive. I don't know why it would do
this if it hadn't used up all RAM and swap.
The VM management of Linux 2.4.0 is greatly improved. If it's practical
for you to upgrade to 2.4.x, do so.
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