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Re: Ooops in kmalloc from request_region

To: Steve Johnson <>
Subject: Re: Ooops in kmalloc from request_region
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 14:19:31 +0100 (MET)
Cc:, linux-mips <>
In-reply-to: <>
On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, Steve Johnson wrote:
>     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.
>     Steve
> 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?

Hence use request_resource() while passing a statically allocated and
initialized struct resource instead.



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