Device crash after malloc errors

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Apr 6th, 2009
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We have:

cisco 7206VXR (NPE300) processor (revision D) with 229376K/65536K bytes of memory

IOS: c7200-is-mz.123-6b

Configuration:

Slot 0: C7200-I/O-2FE/E

Slot 1: PA-2FEISL-TX

Slot 2: PA-2FEISL-TX

Slot 3: PA-FE-TX

Slot 4: PA-FE-TX

Slot 6: PA-E3


Interfaces up/used: 0/0, 0/1, 1/0, 1/1, 2/0 and 6/0.

interfaces shutdown: 2/1, 3/0 and 4/0.


We are aware of a condition which has been here for a while without malloc errors:

PCI bus mb0_mb1 has 900 bandwidth points

PCI bus mb2 has 590 bandwidth points

WARNING: PCI bus mb0_mb1 Exceeds 600 bandwidth points


Routing protocols: OSPF and BGP

Route-maps, prefix-lists, community-list and ACLs


%OSPF-5-ADJCHG: Process 12345, Nbr x.x.x.x on FastEthernet0/1 from LOADING to FULL, Loading Done

%SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL: Memory allocation of 65536 bytes failed from 0x607C4734, alignment 0

Pool: Processor Free: 65180 Cause: Not enough free memory

Alternate Pool: None Free: 0 Cause: No Alternate pool


-Process= "BGP Router", ipl= 0, pid= 129

-Traceback= 607C97F8 607CB82C 607C473C 609EA830 60C68DE4 60C69604 60C6A1F8 61C415BC 60C6A29C 60C38480 60C3913C

%FIB-3-NOMEM: Malloc Failure, disabling CEF

-Traceback= 605E961C 605EEC9C 605F55CC 605FB694 60A0F984 609E7E58

%SYS-3-CPUHOG: Task ran for 3484 msec (2/1), process = CEF process, PC = 605F9A2C.

-Traceback= 605F9A34 605F60C0 605F6A20 607BD844 607BD828






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Joseph W. Doherty Mon, 04/06/2009 - 08:26
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If you have maintenance, you might consider using a (much) later (or latest) version of 12.3.

Leo Laohoo Mon, 04/06/2009 - 15:09
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Have you gone through this document?


Troubleshooting Memory Problems

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1831/products_tech_note09186a00800a6f3a.shtml


Hope this helps.

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