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    SubjectRe: Sound and floppy DMA problem in 2.0.35...
    On Mon, 7 Sep 1998, Daniel Ryde wrote:
    > Is there really no solution to these out of DMA memory problem in
    > 2.0.35?
    >
    > $ say hello
    > /dev/dsp: Out of memory
    > $ mdir
    > Can't open /dev/fd0: No such device or address
    > Cannot initialize 'A:'
    > $ dmesg
    > [...]
    > Sound error: Couldn't allocate DMA buffer
    > floppy0: Unable to allocate DMA memory
    > $ free
    > total used free shared buffers cached
    > Mem: 127820 124932 2888 27452 32276 68916
    > -/+ buffers: 23740 104080
    > Swap: 48380 176 48204
    >
    >
    > Now I need to reboot to get it to working again... *sigh*

    If you had at least 128 MB swap you could use the following small program to
    flush the memory:

    void *p = malloc(120*1024*1024);
    memset(p, 0, 120*1024*1024);

    Greetings,

    Geert

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    Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
    Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
    Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium


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