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From: Timothy Miller <>
To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Strange behavior in out-of-memory situation
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 14:57:26 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

I'm using Red Hat kernel 2.4.18-26.7.x.

I ran a program which is trying to suck up all of memory.  I would like 
to kill the process, but "top", "vmstat", and "ps" all hang when I try 
to use them.  Also, pressing ctrl-c in the terminal where I can the 
program won't kill it.

To an extent, however, the system was still usable, albeit EXTREMELY 
unresponsive.  Eventually, the program dumped core, and everything 
returned to norma.

Is this a known problem?

             reply	other threads:[~2003-04-24 18:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-04-24 18:57 Timothy Miller [this message]
2003-04-24 19:02 ` Strange behavior in out-of-memory situation Helge Hafting
2003-04-24 19:26   ` Timothy Miller

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