[lug] Dual 1Ghz SMP Server Takes "Long Pause"

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Mon Nov 20 15:54:37 MST 2000

On Sun, Nov 19, 2000 at 07:36:38PM -0700, Tkil wrote:
>Rob> Looks like a VM problem. This may explain a few "lockups" we've
>Rob> seen on a particular machine (the "favorite" of one of our power
>Rob> users) in the past.
>note that this is actually the "out of memory killer", so it looks
>like you do indeed have some memory pressure problems.

Our box that was acting similarly turned out to be a driver issue.  Lots
of low-latency, high-bandwidth SMTP connections would cause it to just
lock up for 10 to 15 minutes.  It was a problem with the TLAN driver,
and after upgrading to the newest version it's not doing that any more.
Seems fairly different from what Rob is seeing.

 On seeing a girl with a pierced tongue, he thought, "Just like
 Microsoft.  Can't do the job right, so throw hardware at it."
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
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