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Re: R5000 Unused memory (was: R4000SC...)

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Subject: Re: R5000 Unused memory (was: R4000SC...)
From: Ulf Carlsson <ulfc@bun.falkenberg.se>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 09:09:33 +0200
In-reply-to: <19981021233814.A3030@alpha.franken.de>; from Thomas Bogendoerfer on Wed, Oct 21, 1998 at 11:38:14PM +0200
References: <19981013220043.A2620@uni-koblenz.de> <19981015195141.A1697@zigzegv.ml.org> <19981016132433.C3370@uni-koblenz.de> <19981017104618.A3076@zigzegv.ml.org> <19981018111145.J4768@uni-koblenz.de> <19981019111501.A16024@zigzegv.ml.org> <1998102010305 <19981020103052.G676@uni-koblenz.de> <19981021134544.A30452@zigzegv.ml.org> <19981021233814.A3030@alpha.franken.de>
> > ulfc@dione:~$ ./test
> > failed to allocate 512 bytes (6307840 bytes already allocated)
> > spinning ...
> 
> that's pretty normal for a 2.1 kernel, when running without swap.
> I've tried it on a 64MB P5 system and test was able to get about 7MB
> memory. With swap enabled I had to stop test to avoid running out of 
> swap space (which wasn't desired at that time:-)).

Anyhow, it isn't normal to have every program complaining about OOM at
14 out of 32 megabytes allocated, no matter if you have swap enabled
or not.

- Ulf

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