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Re: [suse-security] SuSE Security Announcement: kernel-2.2.x
  • From: Christian Haufe <Christian.Haufe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 01:51:47 +0200
  • Message-id: <395FD593.8111499D@xxxxxxxxx>
Thomas Biege wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Jun 2000, Lutz Jaenicke wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 06:42:22PM +0200, Thomas Biege wrote:
> > > 3. Solution
> > >
> > > We are sorry about the late release of the new kernel, but the plain
> > > 2.2.16 kernel causes trouble with our patches and it also has a new
> > > security hole. After we solved all these problems, we hope,
> > > we could provide you with a more stable and more secure kernel.
> > >
> > > Please, update the package from our FTP server.
> > > (These RPMs could also be used by SuSE Releases < 6.4!)
> >
> > Will there also be a version available, that will not crash the X-server with
> > Jun 30 23:05:41 lutzpc kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for kswapd...
> > Jun 30 23:05:46 lutzpc kernel: VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for X... Jun 30 23:05:46 lutzpc kernel: VM: terminating process X
> > when trying to invoke Netscape on my 64MB Ram machine at home?
> > Back to 2.2.14 and I better do not upgrade the zillion machines in the
> > institute..
>
> We currently test a new kernel, which fix' this VM bug.
>
> If you don't want to upgrade your kernel but fix the capability
> bug, then try this (http://c.home.cern.ch/c/cons/www/capcheck/)
> kernel modules.
>
> Bye,
> Thomas
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Hi,

maybe some kind of process murderer was still aware in kernel 2.2.13.SuSE.
Some time ago, I was trying to run several memory consuming processes
in parallel at my pc. Linux began to swap out some memory, and then VM killed named.

Jun 18 02:48:23 alberich kernel: VM: killing process named

In case a bug like this one is still kown for kernel 2.2.13, delete this message and excuse
me being out of date.

Bye,
Christian
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