2009-01-23 06:32:52     allocating memory

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2009-01-23 06:32:52     allocating memory

Servaes Joordens (NETHERLANDS)

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with cat/meminfo there is 5000 kB free memory. I try to allocate 1440kB, but it failed to do that.

 

what can be wrong?

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2009-01-23 06:46:16     Re: allocating memory

Mike Frysinger (UNITED STATES)

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read /proc/buddyinfo to see if you actually have that much free *contiguously*

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2009-01-23 07:40:30     Re: allocating memory

Servaes Joordens (NETHERLANDS)

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How should I read the output from buddyinfo? I see a lot of numbers, but what is it?

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2009-01-23 10:13:04     Re: allocating memory

Mike Frysinger (UNITED STATES)

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the file is documented here: linux-2.6.x/Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt:

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