Kernel 1.1.64 - "Couldn't get a free page"

Kernel 1.1.64 - "Couldn't get a free page"

Post by Matti Aarn » Sat, 26 Nov 1994 07:38:45

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>I am running 1.1.64 kernel on pentium with 32M memory and buslogic 946C SCSI
>controller. From time to time I get the following error in the
>/usr/adm/messages file. Any idea what is going wrong ??
>I know for a fact that the swap partition is huge (about 70Mbytes) and was not
>completely used.

>Nov 24 00:02:14 Vashti kernel: Couldn't get a free page.....
>Nov 24 00:03:17 Vashti last message repeated 2 times
>Nov 24 00:03:28 Vashti kernel: Couldn't get a free page.....
>Nov 24 00:04:39 Vashti kernel: Couldn't get a free page.....

        When these happen, press:  Sift+ScrollLock
        and then issue command:   dmesg | more
        and you should see more details about the memory..
        (Yes, this is of the more obscure details -- I did
         need quite a while hunting to find it after I had
         spotted those routines in the kernel..)

Quote:>thanks for any suggestions.



1. getting "Couldn't get a free page" during install


I'm getting a "couldn't get a free page" message when installing.  
This message shows on the Alt-F4 screen.  
I'm installing RedHat 4.2 from a store-bought RedHat
software package (not bundled with a "regular" book,
just 250 page guide).

The system is a 486-25 with 8MB of RAM and a
730MB Quantum SCSI-2 HDD.  The CDROM drive
is a Mountain CD7 changer (I'm only using disc
tray 1, and it accesses the drive just fine for the
install up to the point where I get the above message).
I switch to Alt-F4 to see this message after the Alt-F1
screen remains stationary for a long period of time.

The SCSI controller is an old clone (Tekram) that has
caching enabled (for some reason, I used to be able
to get into the Tekram configuration on boot-up
by pressing F2 or F6 to enable/disable disk caching
and setup other SCSI parameters, but can't now, so
I'm stuck with caching enabled on the hard disk

I get the error while installing packages during the
initial install.  At first, I selected "Everything" and had
a 95MB swap partition.  Then I tried selecting just
Emacs and NFS and using about a 140MB swap
partition.  Results were the same.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and
thanks in advance to anyone who can help!


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