Subject: Re: l1ptwait
To: Patrick Welche <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com>
Date: 11/19/2002 13:13:02
> I seem to have a stack of processes all stuck in l1ptwait - what does this
> mean? (RiscPC nfs mounting server, programs run in nfs mounted directory
> are stuck, but that could just be coincidence as they were started last..)
It means you've got too many programs trying to fork and not enough
memory to support it.
You can either try to reduce the number of processes trying to run, or you
can try building a kernel that reserves more L1 pagetables. Finally, you
can add more memory to the machine.
 More precisely, not enough sets of 4 pages of 16k aligned memory,
which is what is needed for the L1 page tables.