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Re: 2.1.131 strikes back!

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Subject: Re: 2.1.131 strikes back!
From: Harald Koerfgen <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 23:54:07 +0100 (MET)
Cc: K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com
In-reply-to: <199901191803.TAA28774@sparta.research.kpn.com>
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Reply-to: "Harald Koerfgen" <Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Sender: harry@franz.no.dom
Hello,

On 19-Jan-99 Houten K.H.C. van (Karel) wrote:
> I'm sorry to report, my 260 is still unstable with 2.1.131, even after
> that patch.
> The first time it died at ntpdate, and was not pingable anymore.
> 
> The next time I booted single user, started inetd, and unpacked
> a tar file. While starting 'top', it died again.
> 
> Back to 2.1.121....

Sigh..., yes, I had to realize that too. Please see my other posting.

But then again:

[DECstation 5000/133 running linux-2.1.131 running top and two "make -j 20
netboot" (one over the serial line!)]:
  8:06am  up  1:05,  3 users,  load average: 7.09, 9.35, 10.63
54 processes: 47 sleeping, 7 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 89.2% user,  9.5% system,  0.0% nice,  1.5% idle
Mem:   47240K av,  37020K used,  10220K free,  20968K shrd,      4K buff
Swap:      0K av,      0K used,      0K free                  6128K cached

  PID USER     PRI  NI  SIZE  RSS SHARE STAT  LIB %CPU %MEM   TIME COMMAND
 1031 root      20   0   884  884   484 R       0 16.9  1.8   0:10 make
 1015 root      10   0  4160 4160  1728 R       0 14.9  8.8   0:11 cc1
 1033 root      10   0  3608 3608  1720 R       0 14.9  7.6   0:07 cc1
 1045 root      10   0  2980 2980  1744 R       0 14.9  6.3   0:04 cc1
 1007 root      19   0  4332 4332  1752 R       0 14.5  9.1   0:11 cc1
 1004 root      10   0  4448 4448  1736 R       0 13.9  9.4   0:12 cc1
  347 root       8   0   504  504   332 R       0  8.0  1.0   2:23 top
    4 root       1   0     0    0     0 SW      0  0.4  0.0   0:18 rpciod
  327 root       0   0   188  188    28 S       0  0.1  0.3   0:03
in.telnetd
    1 root       0   0    92   92    64 S       0  0.0  0.1   0:01 init
    2 root       0   0     0    0     0 SW      0  0.0  0.0   0:00 kflushd
    3 root       7   7     0    0     0 SWN     0  0.0  0.0   0:01 kswapd
    5 root       0   0    72   72    44 S       0  0.0  0.1   0:00 init
    6 root       0   0   148  148     0 S       0  0.0  0.3   0:00
rc.sysinit
   13 root       0   0   224  224     0 S       0  0.0  0.4   0:01 bash
   26 root       0   0    88   88     0 S       0  0.0  0.1   0:00 inetd
   27 root       0   0   188  188    28 S       0  0.0  0.3   0:02
in.telnetd

with some nice

/usr/src/linux-2.1.131/include/linux/byteorder/swab.h:104: virtual memory
exhausted
cpp: output pipe has been closed
make[3]: *** [inode.o] Error 1

and similar error messages in between :-).

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Regards,
Harald "My hub is glowing"

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