What are page allocation failures?

Updated -

The kernel frequently needs to allocate chunks of memory for the temporary storage of data and structures. Sometimes the allocations require many physically contiguous pages which may not always be available. In times like this the kernel memory allocator may choose to fail the allocation request and this will generate a page allocation failure message to the system log.

What is it?<...>

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase, tools, and much more.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In

New to Red Hat?

Learn more about Red Hat subscriptions

Using a Red Hat product through a public cloud?

How to access this content