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Re: Bugs while using encrypted HAMMER root fs

From: Matthias Schmidt <matthias@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:57:28 +0200


* Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     How much memory does this system have?  The problem is almost
>     certainly buffer cache / memory-exhaustion.  The crypto layer
>     uses memory heavily.  We need a kernel panic / kernel core
>     when it gets stuck to verify that is the issue.  Swap cannot
>     be encrypted if you want the kernel core to have a chance of
>     succeeding in this situation.
>     Both hammer cleanup and crypto are heavy kernel memory users.

1GB RAM.  The swap partition is not encrypted, only the HAMMER root fs.
The machine froze various times in the last days, but I didn't get a
dump ... any ideas?

Do you have any idea why the system cannot load the real init process
when the HAMMER fs is unclean?



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