Re: Can't get free page while making filesystem ...
This is a kernel problem that started small in 2.0.29 and got worse in
On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> I'm sure I saw a post about this in the past few weeks. I've got a P-90
> with 24 MB of RAM that I'm trying to make useful ... so I rounded up a
> bunch of SCSI drives to toss in it. However, when I try to make
> filesystems on the 2 gig drives, it says it can't get a free page, and
> freezes. When formatting a 1 gig drive, it says it can't get a free
> page, but manages to recover and finish the filesystem (As far as I can
> I can get more memory. I can, and have, obtained a better hba. All
> these errors occurred with an NCR 53c810. I've got an Adaptec 2940W
> sitting here that I can throw in there ... but I'd like to use both
> controllers in the long run.
> Let's see, important info ... we're running Debian 1.3, kernel 2.0.30.
> The drives are a mixed bag ... Conner and Quantum for the 2 gigs, IBM
> and HP for the 1 gigs. There's also a Seagate and a Quantum in the
> machine (yes, it's a junkman's special). I'm sure I've forgotten some
> pertinent info ...
> Any ideas?
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