Jan Hudec | 1 Jun 09:12 2004
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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.

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