Subject: unable to allocate scsipi_xfer.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 05/26/2003 02:14:10
I've started getting "unable to allocate scsipi_xfer" messages from one
of my machines. Once it starts getting these, it quickly enters a state
where any new process (including, say, reboot, or sync) which would have to
be loaded from disk terminates instantly with "Killed", and shortly
thereafter, it hangs - worst of all, hanging in such a way that you have to
hit the reset button, because it doesn't panic.
This happens fairly consistently after, say, a day or so of uptime. Only
happening over the last few days, and I'm running -current.
Any suggestions? This always shows up on the root drive, but I don't know
that this means anything - it's the most heavily used.