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Bug 7332 - Disk cache problems
Summary: Disk cache problems
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-11-25 18:14 UTC by justdave
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-27 08:31:54 UTC

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Description justdave 1999-11-25 18:14:34 UTC
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

Thank you.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 08:31:59 UTC
You will need a more recent kernel that has this problem fixed.

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