Re: 2.5.53-mm3: xmms: page allocation failure. order:5, mode:0x20

Andrew Morton (
Sun, 29 Dec 2002 12:42:20 -0800

khromy wrote:
> Running 2.5.53-mm3, I found the following in dmesg. I don't remember
> getting anything like this with 2.5.53-mm3.
> xmms: page allocation failure. order:5, mode:0x20

gack. Someone is requesting 128k of memory with GFP_ATOMIC. It fell
afoul of the reduced memory reserves. It deserved to.

Could you please add this patch, and make sure that you have set
CONFIG_KALLSYMS=y? This will find the culprit.


--- 25/mm/page_alloc.c~a Sun Dec 29 12:40:30 2002
+++ 25-akpm/mm/page_alloc.c Sun Dec 29 12:40:36 2002
@@ -572,6 +572,7 @@ nopage:
printk("%s: page allocation failure."
" order:%d, mode:0x%x\n",
current->comm, order, gfp_mask);
+ dump_stack();
return NULL;

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