Jan Hudec | 1 Jun 09:12 2004

Re: _alloc_pages: allocation failed

On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 08:16:52 +0200, Franz Reinhardt wrote:
> Hi,
> on my linux system, I've got the following message:
> _alloc_pages: 0-order allocation failed. Killing application foo
> Can anybody explain me, what's happening ? Is it just a memory leak of the 
> application ? Or has it to do with reusing swapped memory pages ?

It's an out-of-memory kill. You were out of memory. Completely. So the
kernel decided that the only way to get the page was to kill some
process. And did so, using SIGKILL.

						 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb <at> ucw.cz>