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Re: Horrible X and kernel crashes under mipsel RH7.1...

To: "Steven J. Hill" <sjhill@cotw.com>
Subject: Re: Horrible X and kernel crashes under mipsel RH7.1...
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 14:05:38 +0200
Cc: debian-mips@lists.debian.org, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <3B66B5F3.79D6AAB8@cotw.com>; from sjhill@cotw.com on Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 08:43:15AM -0500
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On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 08:43:15AM -0500, Steven J. Hill wrote:

> root@localhost:/home/sjhill$ /usr/X11R6/bin/Xfbdev 
> __alloc_pages: 5-order allocation failed.
> __alloc_pages: 5-order allocation failed.

Order 5 allocations are pretty unreliable and put high stress on the
memory managment.  They may fail though you may still have plenty of
memory available in smaller chunks.  So if possible at all try to
avoid the allocation of high order pages or at least have a fallback
strategy available.

  Ralf

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