Matthew Dillon <email@example.com> writes:
> :I have upgraded this morning from 4.4-stable to 4.5-prerelease (cvsup at
> :08:15 GMT).
> :Everything was OK, until I get into a problem very similar to PR
> :Dec 27 23:20:42 graf /kernel: sio0: 1 more silo overflow (total 284)
> :Dec 27 23:23:48 graf /kernel: swap_pager: out of swap space
> :Dec 27 23:23:48 graf /kernel: swap_pager_getswapspace: failed
> :Dec 27 23:23:56 graf /kernel: pid 297 (XFree86), uid 0, was killed: out of swap space
> :I was not running anything unusual (XFree4 + kde 2.2.2 with konqueror +
> :3 rxvt + one make fetch + mutt + one gcc for a middle-sized program),
> :and before 4.5-prerelease I had never met such a problem.
> :For info:
> :#>pstat -s (after reboot!)
> That's a fairly heavy-weight combination. Probably one of the
> programs went on an infinite memory-allocation loop or something
> like that.
I have experienced this with KDE 2.2.2. More than once.
> One solution is to set a datasize limit in your .xinitrc or .xsession
> (whichever one you use to start up KDE), for example set a 128m limit,
> so the runaway program doesn't take the rest of the system down
> with it.
> Matthew Dillon
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