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On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 14:43 +0100, George Shuklin wrote:
> Please note this bug:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=595711
> This behavior confirmed in lenny and squeeze. Kernel is very unstable
> (compare to centos/suse) and cause OOM killer without any rational
> reason.

I wasn't aware that this issue was present on Squeeze as well as Lenny,
there is no mention of that in the bug.

The two kernels have practically nothing in common wrt the Xen port
(Lenny was classic-Xen patch based and Squeeze is pvops based) so if you
are seeing something similar under Squeeze as well please file a
separate bug report.

(Note that only the OS in the specific VM which is exhibiting the
problem is relevant, so even if you are seeing the issue with a Lenny VM
hosted on a Squeeze dom0 that does not imply the bug is present in

I'm afraid that at this point I do not have cycles to spend on the Lenny
issue. Unfortunately my best recommendation is not to balloon such
systems too aggressively or to use a more recent kernel (e.g. a backport
of the Squeeze kernel).


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