Specific Swap Usage

Arne Schwabe arne at rfc2549.org
Thu Feb 28 01:20:36 UTC 2008

Zaphod Beeblebrox schrieb:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:33 AM, Kris Kennaway <kris at freebsd.org 
> <mailto:kris at freebsd.org>> wrote:
>     It shouldn't panic when it runs out of swap, it should just kill the
>     runaway process(es).
> I thought it killed the next process to allocate memory --- which is 
> somewhat random.  What happens if the kernel  is the next entity to 
> allocate memory?
Well swap is on a encrypted geli parition. It does not really recall the 
exact message but googling suggested a bad hard disk. But the disks 
(gmirror pair) are fine. The machine question was a 6.3-box. I made the 
mistake to from boot from a 7.0 livedisk that updated my gmirror labels 
I were forced to upgrade to 7.0.

If there is currently no ways to see which processes allocates how much 
swap space are there any pointers where to look to implement such a feature?


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