running *really* short on DMA buffers

Lawrence Farr linuxpe at epcdirect.co.uk
Mon Dec 30 11:09:00 CST 2002


Is there any fix? I get this on 3 boxes with 4Gb of memory in each.

Lawrence Farr
EPC Direct Limited 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com 
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com] On Behalf Of Arjan van de Ven
> Sent: 30 December 2002 15:13
> To: Pierre POMES
> Cc: linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
> Subject: Re: running *really* short on DMA buffers
> 
> 
> On Fri, Dec 27, 2002 at 02:42:57PM +0100, Pierre POMES wrote:
> > Dec 27 13:28:17 nantes kernel: (scsi0:A:0:0): Locking max 
> tag count at 128
> > Dec 27 13:36:04 nantes kernel: Warning - running *really* 
> short on DMA buffers
> > Dec 27 13:36:12 nantes last message repeated 147 times
> > 
> > What is the meaning of this message ? Should I worry about 
> it ? May it indicate
> > any hardware problem ?
> 
> it's a "hmmm we're almost too low on memory" message. if your 
> box survives
> it's no problem. Sometimes this is caused by a bug in a driver though
> (certain megaraid drivers cause this when used with the 
> userspace monitor
> app)
> 
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