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Old 02-29-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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eth0: memory squeeze, deferring packet.


I am seeing this message on the console screen of a virtual RHEL 4 server. The only references I can find on this date back to 2001 with a 2.4 kernel. I am running 2.6.9-42.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jul 12 23:27:17 EDT 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux. This virtual server is running on a VMWARE ESX 3 server which has amd opteron processors in it.

It has 10 gigs of memory assigned to it and 2 gigs of swap. It also is running Websphere 6.0.

Has anyone seen this in the past or recently and do you know what it means. I believe is is causing the server to freeze and perform poorly.

Old 02-29-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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Your running low on memory at whatever time your getting that message.

Might need to run sysstat to get an idea of whats going on.


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