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  1. #1

    kmalloc is failing and kernel is hanging

    I have an ARM PXA-255 board with an LCD support. I have ported kernel on it and am trying to make frame buffer driver up for my board. I m able to able to get the backlight on tho LCD panel. In pxafb.c file, the function pxafb_probe is calling pxafb_init_fbinfo function. This pxafb_init_fbinfo is then allocating some memory by calling kmalloc. The kmalloc fails here and my kernel hangs.

    I am able to able to figure out the problem as kmalloc as returning a valid address to the variable fbi. I also tried with GFP_ATOMIC flag in kmalloc but still the problem exists.
    Any help to solve this problem will be highly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Can you show some code lines.

  3. #3
    did you get an oops message?

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    kay kar raha hai babua

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