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[opensuse] xen cannot allocate memory
  • From: "Mihamina Rakotomandimby (R12y)" <mihamina.rakotomandimby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 00:37:36 +0100
  • Message-id: <1169249856.4285.20.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,
I have Xen 3.0.3 on an opensuse 10.2.
This is the status of my memory:

mihamina@asus:~> free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1777664 1769308 8356 0 16288 673308
Swap: 6626728 60 6626668


Whne I create a ("256M RAM", "1 vcpu") domU:
[...]
Error: (12, 'Cannot allocate memory')
[...]

Well. The message is quite clear. But my swap is still free (6GB man!).
I guess the Xen utility is not able to swap things. What is the common
way to free some RAM? is there a kind of 'swapwhatever <PID>' magic tool
you would recommend? I wont reboot my box in order to free memory!

Thanks in advance.

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