X dies - out of swap space
nkinkade at dsl-only.net
Thu Apr 10 17:22:27 PDT 2003
On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 02:11:37PM -0400, David Banning wrote:
> Apr 10 13:41:39 skytrackercanada /kernel: swap_pager_getswapspace: failed
> Apr 10 13:42:29 skytrackercanada last message repeated 79 times
> Apr 10 13:42:29 skytrackercanada last message repeated 16 times
> Apr 10 13:42:29 skytrackercanada /kernel: pid 355 (XFree86), uid 0, was killed:
> out of swap space
> All of a sudden, every few days, under no great load, X dies and I lose
> my keyboard. The rest of the machine runs fine. It is still serving
> web pages and I can telnet in, but I cannot control the console.
> A "ps ax" shows that indeed X is not running.
> I have searched the list for previous answers but I would like to find
> out why it is happening.
> The best suggestion I heard was to set datasize to 128M in
> .initrc or .xsession. BTW, where is the man page for those files?
> Any suggestion or info on the above subject would be helpful.
How much memory does this machine have? How much swap space? It seems
that a reasonable amount of memory and a suitable sized swap partition
should be enough. I have had this problem before, but on a diskless
terminal with only 32MB memory and no swap. I got rid of the problem by
simply removing unneeded modules from X, however, this shouldn't really
be necessary if you are using a disk and some swap.
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