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Date:	Wed, 5 Dec 2007 15:09:05 +0100 (CET)
From:	Krzysztof Oledzki <olel@....pl>
To:	bugme-daemon@...zilla.kernel.org
cc:	Thomas Osterried <osterried@...se.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@...oo.com.au>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [Bug 9182] Critical memory leak (dirty pages)



On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, bugme-daemon@...zilla.kernel.org wrote:

> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9182
>
>
> olel@....pl changed:
>
>           What    |Removed                     |Added
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>          Component|Other                       |Other
>      KernelVersion|2.6.22-stable/2.6.23-stable |2.6.20-stable/2.6.22-
>                   |                            |stable/2.6.23-stable
>            Product|IO/Storage                  |Memory Management
>         Regression|0                           |1
>            Summary|Strange system hangs        |Critical memory leak (dirty
>                   |                            |pages)
>

After additional hint from Thomas Osterried I can confirm that the problem 
I have been dealing with for half of a year comes from continuous dirty 
pages increas:

http://bugzilla.kernel.org/attachment.cgi?id=13864&action=view (in 1 KB 
units)

So, after two days of uptime I have ~140MB of dirty pages and that 
explains why my system crashes every 2-3 weeks.

Best regards,


 				Krzysztof Olędzki

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