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Running out of virtual memory..
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Running out of virtual memory..
- From: Ian Main <imain_(_at_)_netidea_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 17:48:14 -0800
- Reply-to: Ian Main <imain_(_at_)_netidea_(_dot_)_com>
I noticed (by mistake of course :)), that running out of virtual memory
(real+swap) on OpenBSD 2.6 (GENERIC kernel) causes the machine to hang. It
will still respond to ping's, and network connections will succeed, but no
data is ever transmitted back. The console and all interactive sessions
will hang solid.
I've tested this on a few machines by running a little memory eater program
I wrote, and they all exhibit this behavior.
I am guessing this is a bug ? I thought malloc was supposed to fail, but
that the kernel should keep on truckin'... ?
A really really long shot, but I don't suppose anyone knows how to get it
out of this state remotely ? I am stuck with an inoperational box and no
one around to reboot it 'till after the holidays ;-)
Thanks, and have a good holiday!
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