When Linux Runs Out of Memory
Subject:   kernel memory
Date:   2007-06-28 07:25:56
From:   campbellmc
Hi Mulyadi,

Excellent article - many thanks! Just curious: is it ever possible that low mem could get used up? I am guessing it would have to be bad coding in a driver or some other piece of kernel code, causing a memory leak or something, which is (hopefully) highly unlikely. I've heard that user-space processes also need some kernel memory, but I am guessing the kernel's memory manager would deny any requests that it could not fulfil, and the application would simply fail.

Thanks again,


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    2007-07-04 09:45:19  mulyadi_santosa [View]

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