VmRSS bug on 2.4.10?

Edmund Lau (edlau@ucf.ics.uci.edu)
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 17:27:21 -0700 (PDT)

Hi All,

I was doing a "ps aux" on my K6-3 machine running 2.4.10. I haven't seen
this posted on the newsflash page yet so I'll post it here. I noticed
that my X server was reporting something funny:

root 328 0.0 0.0 1004 4 tty4 S Sep23 0:00 /sbin/getty
38400 tty4
root 330 0.2 99.9 24376 4294967072 ? S Sep23 3:56
/usr/local/pkg/X11R6-4.1.0/bin/X -auth /usr/local/pkg/X11R6-4.1.0/lib/X11/xdm/authdir/authfiles/A:0-fTtaTO
nobody 25244 0.0 2.4 5884 3064 ? S 06:51 0:14

What in the world? 99.9% MEM? At first I thought it was because I haven't
updated my ps tools and such, but they've been working just fine w/ all
the other 2.4.x kernels I've been running.

Next thing: cat /proc/330/status shows:

VmSize: 24376 kB
VmLck: 0 kB
VmRSS: 4294967072 kB
VmData: 5192 kB
VmStk: 68 kB
VmExe: 1328 kB
VmLib: 1092 kB

Wow! Wish I had that much memory! I thought I only put in a single
128meg PC-100 DIMM... I don't think it's impacting normal functions, but
I'm not on the console to check if X (X11R6-4.1.0) is still working.

/proc/meminfo currently reports:
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 129900544 117645312 12255232 0 2711552 39165952
Swap: 205557760 1236992 204320768
MemTotal: 126856 kB
MemFree: 11968 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 2648 kB
Cached: 37476 kB
SwapCached: 772 kB
Active: 20240 kB
Inactive: 20656 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 126856 kB
LowFree: 11968 kB
SwapTotal: 200740 kB
SwapFree: 199532 kB

Anything I can do to help you guys figure it out? It's a production
machine so I probably can't help with full blown debugging, but I'll
produce reports as long as someone tells me what to type in :) I'll leave
the X server alone for a week or so. Please CC me as I'm not on the list.


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