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SubjectRe: 2.4.0: __alloc_pages: 3-order allocation failed.
On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, John O'Donnell wrote:

> What does this message mean in my dmesg output?
> __alloc_pages: 3-order allocation failed.

It means something in the kernel is trying to allocate an
area of 8 physically contiguous pages, but that wasn't
available so the allocation failed...

This debugging check should probably be removed around
2.4.5, in the mean time it is much too useful to track
down badly behaving device drivers ;)


Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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