[syslinux] pxelinux hang: problem freeing memory?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Feb 4 16:56:23 PST 2002

Greg Notch wrote:

> 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:
> .ok:
>                 mov [BIOS_fbm],ax
>                 ret
> .cant_free:
>                 mov si,cant_free_msg
>                 jmp writestr

No, it tailcalls writestr which returns to the caller.

The root cause is probably something having to do with your system.  Does
booting from media other than the network (floppy, CD-ROM, etc) work?


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