[nSLUG] Help: CPAN session "killed", "0-order allocation failed"

Jason Kenney jdkenney at gmail.com
Tue May 12 08:45:14 ADT 2009


Hmm, try adding some more swap space.   Because you said "nothing is
running that should max out memory", I am going to presume you didn't
actually *look* at the amount of free memory/swap and you are in fact
running out.


Jason

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 3:26 AM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:
>
> I've only used cpan once pefore and it worked.  Tried to use it again
> and got this:
>
>    bogus% cpan ParseExcel.pm
>
>    CPAN: Storable loaded ok
>    Going to read /home/mds/.cpan/Metadata
>      Database was generated on Mon, 14 Apr 2008 10:29:46 GMT
>    LWP not available
>    CPAN: Net::FTP loaded ok
>    Fetching with Net::FTP:
>      ftp://arwen.cs.dal.ca/pub/mirror/CPAN/authors/01mailrc.txt.gz
>    Going to read /home/mds/.cpan/sources/authors/01mailrc.txt.gz
>    LWP not available
>    Fetching with Net::FTP:
>      ftp://arwen.cs.dal.ca/pub/mirror/CPAN/modules/02packages.details.txt.gz
>    Going to read
>    /home/mds/.cpan/sources/modules/02packages.details.txt.gz
>      Database was generated on Sat, 02 May 2009 05:26:56 GMT
>      HTTP::Date not available
>
>      There's a new CPAN.pm version (v1.9304) available!
>      [Current version is v1.7601]
>      You might want to try
>        install Bundle::CPAN
>        reload cpan
>      without quitting the current session. It should be a seamless
>      upgrade
>      while we are running...
>
>    Killed
>
>    bogus%
>
> The two files mentioned were successfully fetched and saved in ~/.cpan.
> So I try again:
>
> bogus% cpan ParseExcel.pm
>
>    CPAN: Storable loaded ok
>    Going to read /home/mds/.cpan/Metadata
>      Database was generated on Mon, 14 Apr 2008 10:29:46 GMT
>    Going to read /home/mds/.cpan/sources/authors/01mailrc.txt.gz
>    Going to read
>    /home/mds/.cpan/sources/modules/02packages.details.txt.gz
>      Database was generated on Sat, 02 May 2009 05:26:56 GMT
>      HTTP::Date not available
>
>      There's a new CPAN.pm version (v1.9304) available!
>      [Current version is v1.7601]
>      You might want to try
>        install Bundle::CPAN
>        reload cpan
>      without quitting the current session. It should be a seamless
>      upgrade
>      while we are running...
>
>    Killed
>
>    bogus%
>
>
> dmesg shows:
>
>    __alloc_pages: 0-order allocation failed (gfp=0x1d2/0)
>    VM: killing process cpan
>
> Nothing is running that should max out memory -- no desktop, media
> player/editor or the like. The perl module in question
> (ParseExcel.pm) is not large.
>
>
>
> Can you suggest what's wrong here?  What I should do to fix it?
>
>
> Tnx,
> - Mike
>
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