amd crashes when memory is low

Danny Braniss danny at
Wed Aug 15 06:38:42 UTC 2007

> > Hi,
> > 	This is not new, but now that freebsd current is almost out, I'm
> > trying it out again. amd (am-utils version 6.1.5) on an amd64 will crash when
> > vm memory is low. In the past it was suggested to add 'plock=no' to
> > /etc/amd.conf, but I have to check if it's read since I still see:
> > 	Couldn't lock process pages in memory using mlockall(): \
> > 		Resource temporarily unavailable
> > 
> > I'll try it out under i386 and report later.
> ok, it works under i386, because mlockall() does not fail, and hence
> amd is locked in core, while it failes under amd64. this does not explain
> why it crashes when swapped out, but that is another problem?

to the am-utils maintainers:
	changing the call to mlockall, from
solves the problem.



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