[nSLUG] Help: CPAN session "killed", "0-order allocation failed"
mspencer at tallships.ca
Thu May 14 04:07:34 ADT 2009
What do you know? I've been using this machine for a couple of years
and swap apparently has never been enabled. I recall seeing zeros
after the "Swap:" line in /usr/bin/top but thought it just meant that
none was being used. Nothing I ran ever failed for lack of memory.
+ Entered a suitable line in /etc/fstab, ran swapon,
+ After further frustration, corrected a typo in that line, ran
Now swap is working and so reported by top, free and "cat /proc/swaps".
Haven't tried a cpan connection to a server but ran it locally and it
appeared (from /usr/bin/top) to max out both 256M RAM and 500M swap
during some kind of module-testing phase. And I still get that system
error message in dmesg, despite apparent graceful and successful exit
But it's progress.
Now I have to see if I can figure out how to actually *install* new
perl modules. I think I may go for manual fumbling around. There are
too few lucif documentation writers. Grumble...
Thanks for the pointers,
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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