Subject: Re: HEADS UP: tmpfs added
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 09/11/2005 20:17:47
On Sun, Sep 11, 2005 at 07:06:24PM +0200, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> Yes, sure it's a bug, although it looks certainly strange. I have to
> review the parts that control file system and node usage, because
> they are not efficient nor correct (as seems from this bug).
Is it possible that your memory allocate fails to grab a new page if
all the free pages are used for the buffer cache? That machine is
configured to use a lot of memorfy for the buffer cache.
> Furthermore, I suspect there is a (related) bug in the error handling
> path, because these kind of errors (ENOSPC) are often followed
> by a panic :-/
The good news is that my system didn't panic. I could unmount the tmpfs
and shutdown the system.
> Thanks for the report and for testing this!
I'm goind to test it much harder once this has been sorted out. ;-)
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/