Re: [Yaffs] Running fsstress on YAFFS2 causes panic

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Author: Laurence Withers
To: yaffs
Subject: Re: [Yaffs] Running fsstress on YAFFS2 causes panic
On Friday 16 May 2008 11:46:55 HAGARGUNDGI ROHIT wrote:
> Can somebody throw some light as to why this is happening.
> Thanks a lot
> Rohit
> fsstress invoked oom-killer: gfp_mask=0x201d2, order=0, oomkilladj=0


The line above is the clue. Your system is running out of memory, and the
kernel is killing the fstress process. It's not a fault with the filesystem
or with the code, nor is it a kernel panic (despite the scary backtrace).

The 'oom-killer' (out of memory killer) uses a set of heuristics to determine
which process to kill. Generally, it picks on the process using the most

Bye for now,
Laurence Withers, <>