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SubjectRe: Page Allocation Failure, Why?? Bug in kernel??
Abu M. Muttalib wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am sorry to cause inconvenience. To put the doubts concisely, I am doing
> the following:
>
> I am removing the sound driver (shipped with kernel 2.6.13) and then
> inserting the same. This all I am doing inside an infinite loop. Before this
> I have reserved and used (setting the same with memset) some 900 pages to
> simulate an application environment. I am running this application on Linux
> 2.6.13 on an ARM based target. During the course of the run I get the
> following page allocation error:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ---------------------------------------------------------------insmod: page
> allocation failure. order:5, mode:0xd0

Order 5 allocations will never work reliably, except possibly at boot.
We don't have 32 contig pages to give you - fragmentation.

M.
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