vm.swap_reserved toooooo large?
mamalos at eng.auth.gr
Wed Dec 15 13:44:33 UTC 2010
On 15/12/2010 13:26, Trond Endrestøl wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:04+0200, George Mamalakis wrote:
>> I was testing a program that would exhaust all my memory (in C++),
>> and when this would happen, it would call set_new_handler() along
>> with one of my functions that would inform the user about the lack
>> of memory and then it would exit the program. Instead, the program
>> was force-killed by the kernel (signal 9) and I was informed that:
> If all your process' memory is exhausted, then there is no memory left
> for the runtime system for doing I/O and the other stuff you want.
> Next, unless I'm on drugs, maybe you should call set_new_handler()
> before you actually run out of memory. Just my $0.02.
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My problem was not that the program was force-killed, my problem was
that the system reserved 500G+ of swap, even though the total size is 4G.
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