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Memory allocation problem on Cisco 3640 Router

Dear Sir,

We are getting the following error on our Cisco 3640 Router.

-Traceback= 6042E3C8 6042E604 6051EF4C 604B3084 604B31EC 604012BC 604012A8

Sep 19 01:03:50 GCC: %SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL: Memory allocation of 12000 bytes failed from 0x60433164, pool Processor, alignment 0

-Process= "TCP Protocols", ipl= 0, pid= 37

GCC_Peering#show version

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) 3600 Software (C3640-I-M), Version 12.2(2)T4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)

TAC Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2002 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Sat 09-Feb-02 22:10 by yiyan

Image text-base: 0x600089A8, data-base: 0x60AA4000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.1(20)AA2, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

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GCC_Peering uptime is 9 weeks, 4 days, 20 hours, 48 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System restarted at 14:43:46 GCC Wed Jul 13 2005

System image file is "flash:c3640-i-mz.122-2.T4.bin"

cisco 3640 (R4700) processor (revision 0x00) with 25600K/7168K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID 26455338

R4700 CPU at 100Mhz, Implementation 33, Rev 1.0

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

4 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

4 Serial network interface(s)

2 Serial(sync/async) network interface(s)

DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity disabled.

125K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102

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Re: Memory allocation problem on Cisco 3640 Router

The Error Message Decoder on gives the following information for the error message you posted:


%SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL: Memory allocation of [dec] bytes failed from [hex], alignment [dec] \nPool: [chars] Free: [dec] Cause: [chars] \nAlternate Pool: [chars] Free: [dec] Cause: [chars] \n

The requested memory allocation is not available from the specified memory pool. The current system configuration, network environment, or possibly a software error may have exhausted or fragmented the router's memory.

Recommended Action: If you suspect a software error, copy the error message exactly as it appears on the console or in the system log, contact your Cisco technical support representative, and provide the representative with the information you have gathered.Otherwise, you may need to add more memory or reduce the number of features you are trying to support.


Hope this answers your question :)



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