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SubjectRe: 2.6.8.1 mempool subsystem sickness
Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>
> Hi Jeff,
>
>> Can you give us a few more details please? Post the allocation failure
>> messages in full, and post /proc/meminfo, etc. Thanks.
>> -
>>
> Here you go.
>

Thanks.

> Jeff
>
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: if_regen2: page allocation failure.
> order:3, mode:0x20
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<80106c7e>] dump_stack+0x1e/0x30
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<80134aac>] __alloc_pages+0x2dc/0x350
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<80134b42>] __get_free_pages+0x22/0x50
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<80137d9f>] kmem_getpages+0x1f/0xd0
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<8013897a>] cache_grow+0x9a/0x130
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<80138b4b>]
> cache_alloc_refill+0x13b/0x1e0
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<80138fa4>] __kmalloc+0x74/0x80
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<80299298>] alloc_skb+0x48/0xf0
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<f8972e67>]
> create_xmit_packet+0x57/0x100 [dsfs]
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<f8973150>] regen_data+0x60/0x1d0
> [dsfs]
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: [<80104355>]
> kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0x10
> Sep 14 14:18:59 datascout4 kernel: printk: 12 messages suppressed.
>
> MemTotal: 1944860 kB
> MemFree: 200008 kB

Wow. You have 200MB free, and can't satisfy an order 3 allocation (although it
is atomic).

Now it just so happens that I have a couple of patches that are supposed to fix
exactly this. Unfortunately I haven't had the hardware to properly test them
(they're pretty stable though). Want to give them a try? :)
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