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SubjectRe: __alloc_pages: 4-order allocation failed


I am seeing this as well on 2.4.3 with both _get_free_pages() and
kmalloc(). In the kmalloc case, the modules hang waiting
for memory.

Jeff

On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 09:09:57PM -0400, Feng Xian wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am running linux-2.4.3 on a Dell dual PIII machine with 128M memory.
> After the machine runs a while, dmesg shows,
>
> __alloc_pages: 4-order allocation failed.
> __alloc_pages: 3-order allocation failed.
> __alloc_pages: 4-order allocation failed.
> __alloc_pages: 4-order allocation failed.
> __alloc_pages: 4-order allocation failed.
> __alloc_pages: 4-order allocation failed.
>
>
> and sometime the system will crash. I looked into the memory info,
> there still has some free physical memory (20M) left and swap space is
> almost not in use. (250M swap)
>
> I didn't have this problem when I ran 2.4.0 (I even didn't see it on
> 2.4.2) could anybody tell me what's wrong or where should I look into this
> problem?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Alex
>
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