Bug 7332 - Disk cache problems
Disk cache problems
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-11-25 13:14 EST by justdave
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-27 03:31:54 EST
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Description justdave 1999-11-25 13:14:34 EST
After playing sound files for awhile I get the message:

sound:  cannot allocate dma buffer.

It seems to happen when all available ram is being used by the disk cache.
Also at this time, the system starts using the swap space instead of
freeing some space from the disk cache.

Is there any way to limit the disk cache space so that this does not
happen?

Thank you.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 03:31:59 EST
You will need a more recent kernel that has this problem fixed.

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