Re: [PROBLEM] Hw problem or software bug? DMA: Out of SW-IOMMUspace....

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sun Dec 07 2008 - 06:35:17 EST

On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 04:48:45 +0100
"Giangiacomo Mariotti" <gg.mariotti@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm running Linux Today I've sent another e-mail about a
> problem with my new Intel I7 920, but it doesn't seem related except
> for the fact that with neither of them seem to occur.)
> I just read this through dmesg :
> Dec 7 03:33:49 debian-hell kernel: [57102.830078] DMA: Out of
> SW-IOMMU space for 16384 bytes at device 0000:00:1f.2

Either you have something that uses a vast amount of I/O bounce buffer
space or something is leaking it. In the end someone leaked enough that
the disk driver couldn't allocate bounce buffers.

Rather than the gigantic hal dump can you provide an lspci and an lsmod
output. That will give some idea what devices are in use and may help
identify the potential cause.

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