linux kernel 2.6.22.18 -- swapper: page allocation failure. order:0,mode:0x20 - Debian

This is a discussion on linux kernel 2.6.22.18 -- swapper: page allocation failure. order:0,mode:0x20 - Debian ; kernel reported an error when doing 10 thread ftp copy with filezilla: page allocation failure Linux Kernel: 2.6.22.18 Arch : arm Log: Sep 26 09:52:32 storage kernel: entry->group=(null) inode=(null) wd=-1 Sep 26 10:17:47 storage kernel: swapper: page allocation failure. order:0, ...

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  1. linux kernel 2.6.22.18 -- swapper: page allocation failure. order:0,mode:0x20

    kernel reported an error when doing 10 thread ftp copy with filezilla: page
    allocation failure

    Linux Kernel: 2.6.22.18
    Arch : arm

    Log:

    Sep 26 09:52:32 storage kernel: entry->group=(null) inode=(null) wd=-1
    Sep 26 10:17:47 storage kernel: swapper: page allocation failure. order:0,
    mode:0x20

    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (unwind_backtrace+0x0/0xdc) from
    [] (__alloc_pages_nodemask+0x4d4/0x53c)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: []
    (__alloc_pages_nodemask+0x4d4/0x53c) from []
    (cache_alloc_refill+0x2a8/0x518)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (cache_alloc_refill+0x2a8/0x518)
    from [] (__kmalloc+0x98/0xdc)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (__kmalloc+0x98/0xdc) from
    [] (__alloc_skb+0x44/0x128)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (__alloc_skb+0x44/0x128) from
    [] (dev_alloc_skb+0x1c/0x44)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (dev_alloc_skb+0x1c/0x44) from
    [] (refill_rx_ring+0x1a4/0x230 [gmac])
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (refill_rx_ring+0x1a4/0x230
    [gmac]) from [] (poll+0x8c8/0x908 [gmac])
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (poll+0x8c8/0x908 [gmac]) from
    [] (net_rx_action+0x78/0x190)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (net_rx_action+0x78/0x190) from
    [] (__do_softirq+0x98/0x128)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (__do_softirq+0x98/0x128) from
    [] (irq_exit+0x40/0x84)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (irq_exit+0x40/0x84) from
    [] (asm_do_IRQ+0x84/0xb8)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (asm_do_IRQ+0x84/0xb8) from
    [] (__irq_svc+0x38/0xc0)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: Exception stack(0xc0389f58 to 0xc0389fa0)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 9f40:
    1c03a180 00000000
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 9f60: 60000013 00000000 c0388000 c038e0b0
    c03a9910 c03af048 c038de7c 00000002
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 9f80: c03a9684 c03a968c c05d3050 c0389fa0
    c002a22c c002a230 60000013 ffffffff
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (__irq_svc+0x38/0xc0) from
    [] (default_idle+0x24/0x2c)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (default_idle+0x24/0x2c) from
    [] (cpu_idle+0x44/0x84)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (cpu_idle+0x44/0x84) from
    [] (start_kernel+0x31c/0x394)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: [] (start_kernel+0x31c/0x394) from
    [<60008084>] (0x60008084)
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: Mem-info:
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: Normal per-cpu:
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: CPU 0: hi: 90, btch: 15 usd: 92
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: CPU 1: hi: 90, btch: 15 usd: 81
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: Active_anon:8112 active_file:8577
    inactive_anon:10353
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: inactive_file:17315 unevictable:0 dirty:4336
    writeback:5232 unstable:0
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: free:807 slab:14349 mapped:2610 pagetables:914
    bounce:0
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: Normal free:3348kB min:8192kB low:10240kB
    high:12288kB active_anon:32448kB inactive_anon:41412kB active_file:34308kB
    inactive_file:69132kB unevictable:0kB present:260096kB pages_scanned:0
    all_unreclaimable? no
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: lowmem_reserve[]: 0 0
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: Normal: 133*4kB 2*8kB 14*16kB 6*32kB 11*64kB
    5*128kB 3*256kB 1*512kB 0*1024kB 0*2048kB 0*4096kB = 3588kB
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 32125 total pagecache pages
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 5907 pages in swap cache
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: Swap cache stats: add 241394, delete 235487,
    find 410240/458622
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: Free swap = 371572kB
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: Total swap = 524280kB
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 65536 pages of RAM
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 1825 free pages
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 1520 reserved pages
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 14350 slab pages
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 42155 pages shared
    Sep 26 10:17:57 storage kernel: 5907 pages swap cached

    Please let me know if any one of you hit this issue and
    suggesstions on resolving this issue?

    Thanks,
    Vamsi.

  2. Re: linux kernel 2.6.22.18 -- swapper: page allocation failure. order:0,mode:0x20

    If nothing else is crashing at the same time, then it's more likely to be disk space than RAM or swap; and probably only on the partition where your NIS databases are being held.

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