Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#3807 assigned enhancement

Computer unceremoniously reboots when exceeding Virtual Memory

Reported by: haiqu Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: System/Kernel Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: x86

Description

In hrev2046 I mentioned that the message given when running out of physical memory (vfork() error) was a bit cryptic. When you reach the end of Virtual Memory it's worse - the computer simply reboots.

To test this, use a computer with < 640Mb memory and try to build the source tree within Haiku, using a VM size of about 500Mb or less.

Friendly messages about available memory being almost exceeded would be great.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by korli

Could you check with a current revision please ?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by haiqu

Sorry, didn't see this until today. I do still have a PC with that little memory but it's in storage 1,647km away. :-)

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by axeld

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned
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