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Re: kernel panic, zone kalloc.8192 exhaustion

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: kernel panic, zone kalloc.8192 exhaustion
Date: 20 Aug 2001 13:57:35 -0700
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Igor Khavkine <i_khavki@alcor.concordia.ca> writes:

> Zones are supposed to grow dynamically if the initial size is not
> sufficient. kalloc zones definitely should grow dynamically since they
> don't have the ZONE_FIXED flag. So if zalloc panics, that means it's
> ran out of virtual memory (RAM+swap). And that's probably because there's
> a leak somewhere in the kernel.

Or because some Hurd task is allocating resources and never freeing
them, which tie up kernel space but not much task space.

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