System Out of Memory (OOM) Caused By Incorrect Kernel Memory Tuning of vm.min_free_kbytes
(Doc ID 1436855.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.1 and later
Oracle Net Services - Version 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
During system initialization after boot, a kernel panic occurred after the startup of the UDEV subsystem, reporting an out of memory ("OOM") condition.
Extract from console:
Welcome to Enterprise Linux Server
Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.
Setting clock (utc): Mon Mar 12 19:20:13 EDT 2012 [OK]
Starting udev: [OK]
Kernel panic - not syncing: Out of memory and no killable processes...
Attempted tuning of system memory allocation parameters.
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