[arch-general] Linux / mkinitcpio / vbox bug: bad swap file entry

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Mon Jan 3 10:13:51 EST 2011

On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:46:24 +0100
Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:

> while testing new images, I get this:
> http://users.edpnet.be/dieter/vbox-or-kernel-or-mkinitcpio-bug.png
> the error messages show up in google results and seem to be bugs in
> the Linux swap code and/or drivers.
> interestingly, at first aif/dialog/mkinitcpio/find just keep running,
> but after a while the processes just vanish. dmesg doesn't say
> anything about OOM killer, but i get login prompts where i used to
> have a terminal with aif/initcpio running.
> dmesg here: http://sprunge.us/YWQS
> any advice?
> i can probably workaround it by using more ram, but still... 
> Dieter

hmm the behaviour seems to be pretty random. i went from 256 to 421MB
ram where the issue stayed the same.
now i'm trying 580MB and the machine gives pagefault errors by just
trying to launch /arch/setup, and doesn't respond to any key
afterwards :/

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