2.6.9-rc4 kernel -- "cannot find space for TCE table"

Santhosh Rao raosanth at us.ibm.com
Sat Oct 16 07:00:25 EST 2004

Ok, it appears we aren't dropping into the open firmware debugger 
randomly, the kernel seems to give up early in the boot process
Below is the output of an attempted boot of 2.6.9-rc4.

Jose, ever seen anything like this?

The machine is a p615 power-4  2-CPU box with 2GB of RAM.



Elapsed time since release of system processors: 1 mins 23 secs

Config file read, 4096 bytes

Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.11.SuSE
Enter "help" to get some basic usage information
boot: autobench 
Please wait, loading kernel...
   Elf64 kernel loaded...
OF stdout device is: /pci at 400000000110/isa at 3/serial at i3f8
command line: root=/dev/sda3 elevator=noop  elevator=noop 
memory layout at init:
  alloc_bottom : 000000000403c000
  alloc_top    : 0000000040000000
  alloc_top_hi : 0000000080000000
  rmo_top      : 0000000080000000
  ram_top      : 0000000080000000
Looking for displays
ERROR, cannot find space for TCE table.
EXIT called ok
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