[Haifux] Oops your system with plain malloc()

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Thu May 17 21:56:23 MSD 2012

Hi Eli,

On Thu, 17 May 2012 20:48:59 +0300
Shlomi Fish <shlomif at shlomifish.org> wrote:

> Hi Eli,
> On Thu, 17 May 2012 19:34:12 +0300
> Eli Billauer <eli at billauer.co.il> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I just wrote a post in my blog about Linux (2.6.35 on x86_64) oopsing 
> > and hanging when allocating huge amounts of RAM. There are a couple of 
> > plain C programs in the post that did the job pretty well. You may want 
> > to try them yourselves. Or maybe suggest reasons why this happens at all.
> > 
> > This is not an issue for me right now, because no real program does what 
> > those test snippets do. And still, there's something worrying about 
> > being able to crash the computer completely that easily.
> > 
> > http://billauer.co.il/blog/?p=2837
> > 

Oh wait! You're using kernel- - not kernel 3.5.x (which does not exist
yet). That's a really old version. Is it an up-to-date distribution kernel? If
so - you can report it to your distributor. If not - you should upgrade.

Relevant signature this time.


	Shlomi Fish

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