On Wed, Aug 17, Jiri Slaby wrote:
On 08/17/2016, 08:04 AM, Olaf Hering wrote:
> It happend now the third time that the OOM killer kicks in with current
> TW and kernel 4.7. This never happend with my selfcompiled 4.5.
> Any idea if FireFox just leaks memory and deserves to die, or if the
> kernel is broken?
There is a kernel memory leak, I very suspect. ARM and ppc kernel builds
fail due to that. But I was unable to catch that beast yet :/.
Ok. I will try 4.7.1 which mentions some ipc leak, and also 4.6.4.
Attached is meminfo, slabinfo and yet another OOM killer after I
restarted firefox. It happens to work with another profile, which I
will use now to get something done.
I don't suspect a kernel memory leak. The logic for declaring OOM has
changed in Linux 4.7, and that change is causing premature OOM killer
invocations in several environments.
The former thread is an OOM report using ext4 filesystem.
Please report your problem to linux-mm(a)kvack.org .