Bug 285251 - Memory allocation messages in dmesg with nVidia NV43
Summary: Memory allocation messages in dmesg with nVidia NV43
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-09-10 22:06 UTC by Peter H. Jones
Modified: 2011-12-13 22:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:14:47 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
dmesg output with system as installed (23.49 KB, text/plain)
2007-09-10 22:06 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details
dmesg with pcitest flag set, as suggested in dmesg (24.67 KB, text/plain)
2007-09-10 22:07 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details
dmesg showing error messages (23.36 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-02-04 15:36 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details
Contents of /proc/iomem (1.77 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-04 21:40 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details
dmesg output (26.84 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-22 04:00 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details
/proc/iomem for kernel (1.80 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-22 04:03 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details

Description Peter H. Jones 2007-09-10 22:06:21 UTC
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot
Actual results:
Get memory allocation messages in dmesg. System seems to function normally.

Expected results:
No memory allocation diagnostics

Additional info:
Relevant section of dmesg, with a little before and after:
hpet0: at MMIO 0xfed00000, IRQs 2, 8, 0
hpet0: 3 64-bit timers, 14318180 Hz
ACPI: RTC can wake from S4
Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
pnp: 00:00: iomem range 0x0-0x9ffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:00: iomem range 0xe0000-0xfffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:00: iomem range 0x100000-0x3ffaffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:00: iomem range 0x3ffb0000-0x3ffbffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:01: iomem range 0xe0000000-0xefffffff has been reserved
pnp: 00:09: ioport range 0x1e0-0x1ef has been reserved
khelper used greatest stack depth: 2860 bytes left
PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource #6:20000@c0000000 for 0000:01:00.0
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
  IO window: disabled.
  MEM window: ce000000-cfffffff
  PREFETCH window: b0000000-bfffffff
PCI: Bus 3, cardbus bridge: 0000:02:0b.0
  IO window: 0000b000-0000b0ff
lspci -v -s 0000:01:00.0
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce Go 6600]
(rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Unknown device 0002
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at cf000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at ce000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0
        Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint IRQ 0

Comment 1 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-10 22:06:21 UTC
Created attachment 192131 [details]
dmesg output with system as installed

Comment 2 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-10 22:07:57 UTC
Created attachment 192141 [details]
dmesg with pcitest flag set, as suggested in dmesg

Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2007-12-06 23:50:34 UTC
What is in /proc/iomem after the system finishes booting?

Comment 4 Christopher Brown 2008-02-03 22:18:24 UTC

I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.


I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.

There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?

If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.

Comment 5 Peter H. Jones 2008-02-04 15:36:43 UTC
Created attachment 293896 [details]
dmesg showing error messages

Comment 6 Peter H. Jones 2008-02-04 15:51:49 UTC
As attachment id=23896 shows, I still have the bug with kernel- .

Comment 7 Christopher Brown 2008-02-04 17:52:03 UTC
Could you run:

cat /proc/iomem > iomem.out

and attach as text/plain to this bug as per comment #3

Comment 8 Peter H. Jones 2008-02-04 21:40:56 UTC
Created attachment 293946 [details]
Contents of /proc/iomem

As requested

Comment 9 Christopher Brown 2008-02-05 00:29:14 UTC
Okay thanks. I'll re-assign it to Chuck who asked for the data...

Comment 10 Peter H. Jones 2008-03-16 18:39:56 UTC
Versions of dmesg and iomem in experimental kernel are at

Comment 11 Peter H. Jones 2008-03-17 05:06:39 UTC
Newer versions of dmesg and iomem in experimental kernel are at

Comment 12 Peter H. Jones 2008-05-22 04:00:24 UTC
Created attachment 306333 [details]
dmesg output

New version of dmesg in kernel

Comment 13 Peter H. Jones 2008-05-22 04:03:50 UTC
Created attachment 306334 [details]
/proc/iomem for kernel

/proc/iomem contents for kernel

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