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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Does anywhere here experience this before:

top - 02:15:16 up 11 days, 11:03,  3 users,  load average: 0.01, 0.01, 0.00
Tasks: 165 total,   1 running, 156 sleeping,   8 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  0.0% us,  0.0% sy,  0.0% ni, 99.9% id,  0.1% wa,  0.0% hi,  0.0% si
Mem:   4086472k total,  3078524k used,  1007948k free,    16556k buffers
Swap:  8387228k total,  8387004k used,      224k free,   784296k cached

My swap usage is 99% until 100%....it makes my server hang..

How to check which process eat a lot of swap...seems my memory was ok....only swap is full

by the way im using redhat AS release 4
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Top Expert 2005
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my message log:

Free pages:       15308kB (1856kB HighMem)
Active:710696 inactive:279144 dirty:0 writeback:0 unstable:0 free:3827 slab:6471 mapped:920108 pagetables:14034
DMA free:12540kB min:16kB low:32kB high:48kB active:0kB inactive:0kB present:16384kB pages_scanned:11719 all_unreclaimable? yes
protections[]: 0 0 0
Normal free:912kB min:928kB low:1856kB high:2784kB active:159220kB inactive:641704kB present:901120kB pages_scanned:1110540 all_unreclaimable? yes
protections[]: 0 0 0
HighMem free:1856kB min:512kB low:1024kB high:1536kB active:2683564kB inactive:474872kB present:3735548kB pages_scanned:0 all_unreclaimable? no
protections[]: 0 0 0
DMA: 5*4kB 3*8kB 3*16kB 3*32kB 3*64kB 1*128kB 1*256kB 1*512kB 1*1024kB 1*2048kB 2*4096kB = 12540kB
Normal: 0*4kB 4*8kB 1*16kB 1*32kB 1*64kB 0*128kB 1*256kB 1*512kB 0*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 912kB
HighMem: 216*4kB 56*8kB 2*16kB 0*32kB 0*64kB 0*128kB 0*256kB 1*512kB 0*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 1856kB
Swap cache: add 10444612, delete 10440403, find 1470344/1712379, race 3+225
0 bounce buffer pages
Free swap:            0kB
1163263 pages of RAM
802802 pages of HIGHMEM
141645 reserved pages
1005300 pages shared
4226 pages swap cached
Out of Memory: Killed process 25566 (httpd).
Top Expert 2005

OOM killer chooses process to kill by two manners
- current process
- largest process that is not running as root and is possibly nice(httpd fits here)

Have You verified with top largest processes?


yeah it http process...is being verify. thank you.
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