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SubjectRe: 2.6.9 - e1000 - page allocation failed
On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 02:51:58AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> I'd be interested in knowing if this fixes it - I don't expect it will,
> because that's a zero-order allocation failure. He's really out of memory.
> The e1000 driver has a default rx ring size of 256 which seems a bit nutty:
> a back-to-back GFP_ATOMIC allocation of 256 skbs could easily exhaust the
> page allocator pools.
> Probably this machine needs to increase /proc/sys/vm/min_free_kbytes.

Well is there some possiblility to solve it? I have lots of free memory (300MB)
and it still complains about not enough free memory.

I'm using this:
/sbin/sysctl -w net/core/rmem_max=8388608
/sbin/sysctl -w net/core/wmem_max=8388608
/sbin/sysctl -w net/core/rmem_default=1048576
/sbin/sysctl -w net/core/wmem_default=1048576
/sbin/sysctl -w net/ipv4/tcp_window_scaling=1
/sbin/sysctl -w net/ipv4/tcp_rmem="4096 1048576 8388608"
/sbin/sysctl -w net/ipv4/tcp_wmem="4096 1048576 8388608"
/sbin/ifconfig eth0 txqueuelen 1000

Lukáš Hejtmánek
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