kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Jul 1 12:08:58 PDT 2004
On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 10:15:06AM -0400, Randy Pratt wrote:
> I had an odd thing happen yesterday that I've never seen. Here's the
> info from /var/log/messages:
> Jun 30 11:06:22 kt /kernel: swap_pager_getswapspace: failed
> Jun 30 11:06:23 kt last message repeated 26 times
> Jun 30 11:07:27 kt last message repeated 25 times
> Jun 30 11:12:23 kt last message repeated 44 times
> Jun 30 11:12:23 kt /kernel: pid 876 (opera), uid 1001, was killed: out of swap space
> Eventually things got worse. I tried to switch to another
> workspace and lost 4 out of 7 workspaces. The applications that
> were there were still running. After manually killing the
> processes, I rebooted and things returned to normal.
> If this happens again, what kind of information should I collect
> so that it might be of value?
Use top or ps to find out what process is using all the swap.
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