Kenn Humborg wrote:
>>Hi - I have a dual pentium III dell server, currently running redhat 7.1
>>and kernel 2.4.3 and it has a tendency to crap out with "mm: critical
>>shortage of bounce buffers". by crap out i mean hang.
>>>>>>That's a very old kernel. First, easiest, thing to try is
>upgrading to the latest RedHat-supplied kernel RPM for 7.1.
>>>>>>"You can actually build yourself a custom none bounce
>>buffer 1.8GB kernel with about 2Gb of user virtual space per app." as
>>his advice for fixing this problem.
>>>>Has anybody come accross this and am i right in thinking i can ignore
>>the above and that a new kernel will fix my problem?
>>>>>>If the latest official update doesn't help, then consider compiling
>>[cue ridiculous vendor kernel vs linus kernel debate...]
>>>That was my plan:) just thought i'd check with the knowlegable folks to
see if this was a known issue to avoid time wasting in case i needed
something else to fix it.
finally traced this down which seems to imply an upgrade will fix it:
guess i wont know till i try...
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