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SubjectRe: 0-order allocation failed in 2.4.10-pre8
On Fri, 14 Sep 2001, J wrote:

> Hello,
> I am reporting the same problem that kelley eicher
> has, "0-order allocation failed (gfp=0x70/1)", hopefully
> my info is helpfull. I added BUG() after the printk's in
> "mm/page_alloc.c:505". I am able to get this message
> when ever I copy a large (2+ gig) file from one XFS filesystem
> to another on the same disk controller. I have attached klogd -p output
> and an output of /proc/slabinfo from <= 1 second before the
> Oops. If anyone would like more info, or for me to apply dangerous
> patches, or to shut up even, let me know.
>
> Jack
>
> Machine:
> Kernel Version 2.4.10-pre8 with SGI-XFS patches and IBM-JFS patches.
> compiled with egcs 2.91-66 ;) (Some more info @ http://whatevr.i2net.com)
> SMP P3 Box with 2 Gig of memory

after spending a few dayz trying to figure out where this is happening, i
noticed that the alloc_pages() errors only occur after used memory goes
above 899MB. this is the limit of physical memory unless you enable the
himem option. the machines i had been seeing this on all had 1G+ memory
and i had enabled the 4G himem option on each of them. so turn that option
off and you will no longer see alloc_pages errors. you'll have to suffer
through only having 900MB of memory to play with though. ;>

-kelley

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