Re: fork: not enough memory

Myrdraal (
Sun, 21 Dec 1997 12:10:05 -0500

On Sun, Dec 21, 1997 at 07:29:43PM +0300, Pawel S. Veselov wrote:
> Got a lot of "fork: not enough memory" errors running different
> applications. This is really strange. This is "free" results:
I used to get those errors too. I think that happens when the memory
is too fragmented for it to get as many pages as it wants. I haven't
had that problem in quite a while, I think the newer kernels may be more
agressive about that sort of thing. So you could try upgrading to 2.1.74 or
so, it's been running nicely so far.