Swapping space nearly exhausted ????

Swapping space nearly exhausted ????

Post by gol » Thu, 13 Oct 1994 02:36:11



Hi,
since yesterday my system gets weird !

Every time I open a "xterm" or "rxvt" I get the message:

Swapping space nearly exhausted. Please reduce number of running
processes.

But that's nonsens; top says:

  6:19pm  up 55 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.37, 0.78, 0.82
25 processes: 24 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states:  5.0% user,  0.0% nice,  4.8% system, 90.3% idle
Mem:   7088K av,  5288K used,  1800K free,  2488K shrd,  1744K buff
Swap: 16608K av,  1584K used, 15024K free

  PID USER     PRI  NI SIZE  RES SHRD STAT %CPU %MEM  TIME COMMAND
  207 gold      22   0   96  308  332 R     5.7  4.3  0:01 top
  181 root      10   0 1523 1288  876 S     2.4 18.1  5:03 X :0
  193 gold       3   0  176  512  492 S     1.6  7.2  0:01 rxvt
    1 root       1   0   44   68  204 S     0.0  0.9  0:00 init
  174 gold       1   0  340    0  176 SW    0.0  0.0  0:02 (startx)
  153 root       1   0   37   32  184 S     0.0  0.4  0:00 /sbin/agetty 38400 t
   23 root       1   0   60  128  220 S     0.0  1.8  0:00 /usr/sbin/crond -l10
    6 root       1   0   24   52  232 S     0.0  0.7  0:00 (update)
    7 root       1   0   24   76  248 S     0.0  1.0  0:00 update (bdflush)
  180 gold       1   0   56  144  256 S     0.0  2.0  0:00 xinit /usr/X386/lib/
   43 root       1   0   61  100  196 S     0.0  1.4  0:00 /usr/sbin/syslogd
   45 root       1   0   36  116  208 S     0.0  1.6  0:00 /usr/sbin/klogd
   47 root       1   0   64    0  180 SW    0.0  0.0  0:00 (rpc.portmap)
   49 root       1   0   68    0  176 SW    0.0  0.0  0:00 (inetd)
   51 root       1   0   64    0  172 SW    0.0  0.0  0:00 (lpd)
   53 root       1   0  100    0  192 SW    0.0  0.0  0:00 (rpc.mountd)
   78 root       1   0   37    0  184 SW    0.0  0.0  0:00 (agetty)
   68 root       1   0   88    0  184 SW    0.0  0.0  0:00 (rpc.pcnfsd)
  183 gold       1   0  341  184  308 S     0.0  2.5  0:00 sh /usr/X386/lib/X11
  186 gold       1   0   64  148  236 S     0.0  2.0  0:00 rclock -geometry 80x
  187 gold       1   0  156  200  300 S     0.0  2.8  0:04 rxvt -e /usr/bin/bas
  188 gold       1   0  168  400  416 S     0.0  5.6  0:01 fvwm
  189 gold       1   0  451  432  424 S     0.0  6.0  0:02 /usr/bin/bash
  194 gold       1   0  448  520  468 S     0.0  7.3  0:02 /bin/bash
   66 root       1   0  120    0  200 SW    0.0  0.0  0:00 (rpc.nfsd)

First of all where does this message come from (I couldn't find it in the
kernel sources) ?

This message does not appear in any of the logfiles !

I made an upgrade from 1.1.47 to 1.1.52, but this problem still occured.
I tried : swapoff /dev/hda2; mkswap /dev/hda2 16614 ; swapon /dev/hda2
-> no change

BTW: It is slackware 2.0 with XFree 2.1.1
The system is running Linux since SLS 1.0.2 without major problems.

What's going on ????
Any help would be appreciated

Werner
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