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Error primary input file memory exhausted

 
Edgar Ulloa
Frequent Advisor

Error primary input file memory exhausted

Hi
I just clean all dust of my alpha es0047 with ovms 8.2
when try boot again, after valid boot block show me the error "Error primary input file memory exhausted".

only I can boot in mode opa0 or cd direcly, but when try minimal boot or local disk or eva disk this message appears.

startup_p2 true dont show me any error

>>>show mem or show error no show me nathing

Any suggestion..?
6 REPLIES
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Error primary input file memory exhausted

Can you post the SRM console output around the failure, including the boot command and the text of the failure?

Has the storage configuration changed for this from this AlphaServer ES47 box while it was in storage?

Does booting with logging assist with the diagnosis? The following turns on full boot-time logging:

boot -flags [sys-root],0,30000

Edgar Ulloa
Frequent Advisor

Re: Error primary input file memory exhausted

after message alpha ovms 8.2 the mesaage is this

Error opening primary input file SYS$INPUT
Dynamic memory exhausted

Edgar Ulloa
Frequent Advisor

Re: Error primary input file memory exhausted

Th error was solucionated with

sysboot> set piopages 1500

and thats all

Thanks
Edgar Ulloa
Frequent Advisor

Re: Error primary input file memory exhausted

piopages have default 950 and was necesary increase at 1500

John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: Error primary input file memory exhausted

Edgar,

I'd be worried about why you need more PIOPAGES. The default should be sufficient to boot. Something is consuming excessive process dynamic memory. Adjusting PIOPAGES might get you past the boot problem, but there may be other consequences. Masking the symptom doesn't necessarily mean the problem has been solved.

Maybe there's a non-zero RMS default multibuffer count for sequential files? (see SHOW RMS).
A crucible of informative mistakes
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Error primary input file memory exhausted

The PIOPAGES are also eaten by doing f$sea with wildcards and a different stream id. After a few hundreds of these you run out of proc dyn mem.

Wim
Wim