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SubjectRe: [2GB RAM] st: can not allocate tape buffer
On Thu, 15 Jul 1999, Riley Williams wrote:

> Hi Thomas.
> > 'In a previous message, Thomas Hiller uttered these words'
> >> System is 2.2.9 with 2 GB RAM patch (same applies to 2.2.10ac4).
> >> st: cannot allocate tape buffer.
> >> When I boot the system with mem=1024K it works.
> >> What is the problem ?
> > I have seen this problem as well while trying to relink Oracle
> > on a 2Gb RAM system. If you find an answer, please let me know.
> I've heard there was a problem with the ALSA sound drivers on machines
> with lots of memory, and I'm wondering if this is related to it?
> Soruk: You know a bit about that - perhaps you can comment?

I was getting stuff like
/dev/audio: Unable to allocate memory.

Something to do with DMA. Anyway, there's a DMA memory patch on ALSA's site
( IIRC) that seems to have done the trick for me.

I'm using ALSA 0.3.0pre3; 0.3.2 refused to run correctly, unresolved
module symbols..... But that's another story.

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