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Memory-Problem on a 4500

I have an Cisco 4500 which acts as a dlsw-peer.

There is a fr-connection to the other dlsw-peers and a tokenring which is connected to our cip-router.

I often have the problem that I loose a dlsw-peer.

after investigating buffers, memory I saw that i/o-memory is low at certain time and I also had the following message:

Apr 23 16:51:08.516: %SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL: Memory allocation of 4676 bytes failed f

rom 0x603AFAB0, alignment 0

Pool: I/O Free: 152036 Cause: Memory fragmentation

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

-Process= "Virtual Exec", ipl= 5, pid= 44

-Traceback= 603FB100 603FC640 603AFAB8 60409D40 603E2DA4 603804C4 6038ED24 603EF

D94 603EFD80


a sh mem:

dlsw-grzwan2#sh mem

Head Total(b) Used(b) Free(b) Lowest(b) Largest(b)

Processor 6128F340 14093504 3870572 10222932 3236748 2925016

I/O 40000000 4194304 1598356 2595948 1068 386580

You can see that there is only 1068 of I/O Memory.

I have enough memory installed on the router (32Mb) - but shared memory is only 4 MB.

How does the shared memory depend on i/o ?

So what can i do ??


Re: Memory-Problem on a 4500

4500 routers do not have shared DRAM between the I/O and the Process memory. They are seperate physical DRAM Chips. If you are having problems with your I/O memory, you might try and use 'show buffer' commands to see if you have any leaks in your IOS. If not, you might want to consider upgrading the I/O DRAM.

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