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    SubjectRe: OOPS in __alloc_pages on x86
    Andrew Morton wrote:

    >Jaco Kroon <> wrote:
    >>And on 2.6.5:
    >>ifconfig: page allocation failure. order:0, mode:0x20
    >>Call Trace:
    >>[<c013df67>] __alloc_pages+0x2d7/0x390
    >>[<c013e042>] __get_free_pages+0x22/0x60
    >>[<c014216f>] cache_grow+0x11f/0x470
    >>[<c014262f>] cache_alloc_refill+0x16f/0x4e0
    >>[<c014306f>] kmem_cache_alloc+0x19f/0x1c0
    >>[<c0260dfc>] alloc_skb+0x1c/0xe0
    >>[<c023cb41>] tulip_init_ring+0xa1/0x160
    >>[<c023c6f6>] tulip_open+0x36/0x50
    >>[<c0265437>] dev_open+0xb7/0xf0
    >>[<c0266cf8>] dev_change_flags+0x58/0x140
    >>[<c02a4b27>] devinet_ioctl+0x2b7/0x6a0
    >>[<c02a6cf0>] inet_ioctl+0xb0/0xf0
    >>[<c025d93c>] sock_ioctl+0xac/0x260
    >>[<c0174a1d>] sys_ioctl+0x8d/0x220
    >>[<c0107a77>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
    >>When configuring the network card upon boot.
    >I don't know why you'd fail an allocation on boot. How much memory does
    >that machine have?
    64MB. And by upon boot I mean during the init process, not actually the
    kernel boot itself. System startup might be a better phrase in the
    context. By the time ifconfig executes there should still be plenty of
    memory left, plus 128MB swap.

    >You should increase /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes.
    >There's not a lot more we can do about this really, unless the driver is
    >actually buggy. Perhaps the default min_free_kbytes could be increased for
    >however much memory you have.
    Will deffinately try this.



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