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Re: module loading on 64-bit kernel

Subject: Re: module loading on 64-bit kernel
From: Thiemo Seufer <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:21:05 +0200
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Markus Dahms wrote:
> Hello together,
> do I need other module-init-tools for a 64-bit kernel than I need for
> 32-bit?
> When trying to load a module I get the following output:
> | insmod: error inserting \
> | '/lib/modules/2.6.13-rc3-mad-mips-1-64/kernel/fs/isofs/isofs.ko': -1 \
> | Cannot allocate memory
> in dmesg:
> | allocation failed: out of vmalloc space - use vmalloc=<size> to increase \
> | size.

This seems to be a bug which crept in for (at least) 64bit Indy kernels
in IIRC 2.6.12-rc3.

> It happens with every module. If I'd need other tools these messages are
> confusing. I didn't try "vmalloc=..." as I think module loading wouldn't
> be "disabled" in such a way by default...

It happens also for any significant memory pressure.


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