"EXT4-fs: Can't allocate: Allocation context details" Error Message (Doc ID 1600611.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 12, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.5 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

The following ext4 errors are seen in /var/log/messages when there is a high amount of load average:

...
Aug 19 17:52:49 neon10pr kernel: EXT4-fs: Can't allocate: Allocation context details:
Aug 19 17:52:49 neon10pr kernel: EXT4-fs: status 1 flags 3616
Aug 19 17:52:49 neon10pr kernel: EXT4-fs: orig 16/26099/2220@13636, goal 16/26096/700@13636, best 0/0/0@13636 cr 3
Aug 19 17:52:49 neon10pr kernel: EXT4-fs: 0 scanned, 0 found
Aug 19 17:52:49 neon10pr kernel: EXT4-fs: groups:
...

 

Cause

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