Why do I get OOM kills when I copy a large amount of data over Network File System?

Updated 2006-07-16T22:00:00+00:00

When the size of the data to be copied exceeds the size of physical memory, oom-killer starts randomly killing processes. This can be fixed by:

sysctl -w vm.lower_zone_protection 100

When lower_zone_protection is set to 100, it increases the free page threshold by 100 thereby starting page reclamation earlier and preventing NFS (Network File System) from getting far behind the kernel's memory demands.

For further details, refer to the Bugzilla entri...

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