[syslinux] pxelinux hang: problem freeing memory?

Greg Notch notch at av.com
Mon Feb 4 16:53:13 PST 2002

just tried it with a 2.4.16 kernel, no dice.

#strings vmlinuz-lammy18 | grep 2.4
2.4.16-lammy18 (root at lammy.notch.org) #1 Thu Jan 24 20:01:20 EST 2002

any ideas on the root cause? it looks to me like the .cant_free function
never returns, which would explain why it never loads the kernel:

                mov [BIOS_fbm],ax

                mov si,cant_free_msg
                jmp writestr



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-----Original Message-----
From: H. Peter Anvin [mailto:hpa at zytor.com]
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 7:42 PM
To: Greg Notch
Cc: Josef Siemes; syslinux at zytor.com; Greg Connor
Subject: Re: [syslinux] pxelinux hang: problem freeing memory?

Greg Notch wrote:

> we are using a 2.4 kernel. does it need to be more recent than 2.4.2?
> we have also tried homebrew 2.4 kernels w/ xfs, same deal.
> 10|root on linux-admin1[/tftpboot]#strings vmlinuz | grep 2.4
> 2.4.2-2BOOT (root at porky.devel.redhat.com) #1 Sun Apr 8 18:24:33 EDT 2001
> /usr/src/bs/BUILD/kernel-2.4.2/linux/include/linux/mount.h
> thanks for the help!

2.4.2 *should* be OK, although it would be useful to see if you could try
it with a 2.4.17 kernel too.


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