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Re: OOM killed process, altough there is enough memory [message #48275 is a reply to message #48274] Wed, 10 October 2012 17:16 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Corin Langosch is currently offline  Corin Langosch
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On 10.10.2012 at 18:25 +0200, Roman Haefeli <> wrote:
> We're having issues with processes in a container being killed by OOM,
> although the hostnode does not have even half of its memory used.
> How can it be that there is a failcnt for oomguarpages, although the
> barrier wasn't even reached?
> This is on Debian Squeeze with the OpenVZ Kernel shipped by Debian.

I can only highly recommend against using the debian openvz kernels. I
always had stability problems with them and a few months ago I
discovered a major bug (, causing the
whole system to get instable/ freezed.

For a few months now I'm using the official rhel6 openvz kernels and
convert them into debian packages as described here: Since then
I never had any problems again so far :)

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