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request_module[ppp0]: fork failed, errno 1

 
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request_module[ppp0]: fork failed, errno 1

request_module[ppp0]: fork failed, errno 1

what's the problem.
That linux box has a version which is Red Hat Linux release 7.1k (JinDo)

it takes long time of booting system and the time after it has booted the log that is, request_module[ppp0]: fork failed, errno 1 generated.

what is it? too serious for me.

I need much help this time.
thank you.
2 REPLIES
skt_skt
Honored Contributor

Re: request_module[ppp0]: fork failed, errno 1

how is the resource utilization in the system? MEM and swap usage?
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: request_module[ppp0]: fork failed, errno 1

The general structure of those messages is:

trying to do this: but this happened

"fork failed" means that the system cannot start a new process. This usually means that the server is totally out of memory for some reason. Unfortunately the system cannot tell you very much of the problem, precisely because its resources are stretched so thin.

This is a serious problem: it usually means that most application processes and some system daemons may crash because they don't get the resources they need to go on. This may make the system inaccessible through the network.

"request_module[ppp0]" suggests that the system is trying to load a PPP kernel module in order to start a PPP connection. This is usually a dial-up connection, but could be a PPPOE network connection or a PPTP VPN. Does this machine have a modem attached to it? Is it supposed to make or receive dial-up connections through it?

Can you use the system after it finally has completed booting? If so, examine all the logs in directory /var/log. What else happens exactly when or just before these error messages are logged?

What processes are running? Can you find any custom additions in the system start-up scripts? Can you locate anything that should have started up automatically but is not running now?

What kind of hardware is this? Can you run memtest86 on it? Does it report any errors?
http://www.memtest86.com/

MK
MK