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Re: Ooops in kmalloc from request_region

Subject: Re: Ooops in kmalloc from request_region
From: Steve Johnson <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 06:16:08 -0700
Cc: linux-mips <>
Organization: Ridgerun, Inc.
References: <>

    You can't call kmalloc that early in the startup process.  Look at main.c,
and init_IRQ comes before any of the memory initialization.


Liam Davies wrote:

> I am currently at the stage of calling request_region in my irq_setup
> function.
> The call to request_region does a kmalloc which oops. The box has 256Mb Ram.
> Is this the right stage to be doing this call? Is there something that I
> have missed
> in setting up the memory regions or paging?

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