Re: reiserfs corruption: __alloc_pages: 0-order allocation failed

From: Shachar Shemesh (
Date: Sun 25 Jan 2004 - 10:39:38 IST

Tzafrir Cohen wrote:

>I managed to get a reiserfs filesystem corruption in a number of
>computers. In the logs I ssee the message:
>__alloc_pages: 0-order allocation failed
>From looking at the source I could only ssee that it means "something is
>fishy". From searching I see many related messages around kernel-2.4.10 and 2.4.11 ,
>but not recent messages.
>In one case replacing reiserfs with ext3 made the problem go away.
>Naturally this is a drastic solution that I don't want to take.
>Anybody seen this lately?
For me, running fsck.reiserfs (not installed by default) solved such
problems. I agree with you, however, that I'm seeing problems with
reiserfs. I'm not sure why or how.


Shachar Shemesh
Lingnu Open Systems Consulting
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