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Subject__alloc_pages failure while burning a CD-R (fwd)

Hi,

[Please CC replies to me, as I am not subscribed to linux-kernel.]

When I use xcdroast to burn a CD, I see a zillion messages like this in
the syslog:

__alloc_pages: 3-order allocation failed.
__alloc_pages: 2-order allocation failed.

The burn inevitably stopes due to a "servo failure" but I suspect the real
problem is software. The CD-RW drive has been reliable, and worked fine
with earlier 2.4.x kernels.

Any suggestions? System information follows.

Dave


Linux sleepy 2.4.6-pre9 #8 SMP Mon Jul 2 22:24:05 PDT 2001 i686 unknown
Dual Celeron 300 MHz, 256 MB ECC memory, Intel 440BX chipset motherboard
(Tyan Tiger 100). The hardware has been running fine for years.

The CD-RW is a SCSI device, on an NCR 810A controller.

[dwhysong@sleepy dwhysong]$ cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
Vendor: PIONEER Model: DVD-ROM DVD-303 Rev: 1.06
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 02 Lun: 00
Vendor: YAMAHA Model: CRW4260 Rev: 1.0j
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 03 Lun: 00
Vendor: TOSHIBA Model: CD-ROM XM-6201TA Rev: 1037
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02

[dwhysong@sleepy dwhysong]$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
sg 22064 0 (autoclean)
mga 100224 1
agpgart 14784 3
mga_vid 7808 0
sr_mod 11584 1 (autoclean)
ncr53c8xx 51744 1
scsi_mod 82016 3 (autoclean) [sg sr_mod ncr53c8xx]
cdrom 27168 0 (autoclean) [sr_mod]
serial 44016 0 (autoclean)
isa-pnp 28240 0 (autoclean) [serial]
emu10k1 46592 0
soundcore 4336 4 [emu10k1]
3c59x 25488 1 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1 2848 3 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 4352 2 (autoclean)
vfat 8976 2 (autoclean)
fat 31904 0 (autoclean) [vfat]

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