[techtalk] tty lockup

David Merrill david at lupercalia.net
Fri Mar 9 09:09:01 EST 2001


I was running red-carpet and it ate up ALL my available ram. I killed
it. Now I can get no responsiveness at the console. I am logged in
from another machine right now so I can send this mail.

I suspect that the oom condition caused Linux to kill (somewhat)
random processes, and one of them was my tty (mgetty?) Am I on track
or way off base?

Any tips on how to fix this?

Dr. David C. Merrill                     http://www.lupercalia.net
Linux Documentation Project                   david at lupercalia.net
Collection Editor & Coordinator            http://www.linuxdoc.org
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