vnode_pager_putpages hanged my machine

Rob nospam at
Tue Mar 9 00:12:20 PST 2004

David Malone wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 04:07:45PM +0900, Rob wrote:
>>Did the machine end up in an eternal loop and ate up all resources?
>>A bug in vnode? Or in the pager?
> It looks like convert was killed because it ran your machine out
> of memory - that might explain extream slugishness if everything
> else had been swapped out. It also looks like /var was completly
> full.

Yes, I agree.
But any regular user can bring the system virtually to a stand
still this way. Shouldn't the OS prevent this to happen?
That's why I suspect a bug somewhere allowing this to happen.


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