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Old 09-02-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
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connect : no buffer space is available


Hi, lately I've been getting this error sometimes while trying to ping some P.C.

Code:
koodoo@knapsacker:~$ ping 10.10.11.2
connect : No buffer space is available
koodoo@knapsacker:~$
I never before got this error message. After trying for some time everthing becomes normal again.

The only change I did recently was recompiling and reinstalling mplayer (from source)
Now, when I play mplayer the system slows down visibly.

Here are my system specifications :

Code:
Pentium 4 2 A Ghz processor
Intel 845 chipset motherboard
256 mb of ram
Here is the output of top when mplayer is running :

Code:
PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
9137 koodoo    14   0 11800  11m 6272 R  9.9  4.8   0:11.63 gmplayer
 5314 root       9   0  156m  22m  11m R  1.3  9.4  18:02.56 X
 9138 koodoo     9   0 13892  13m  11m S  1.0  5.4   0:01.40 kdeinit
 9161 koodoo    12   0  1000 1000  796 R  1.0  0.4   0:00.16 top
are these stats normal for mplayer (or rather Gmplayer) operation ?
also what could cause that "connect : No buffer space available" error

Thanks in anticipation.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 11:23 AM   #2
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Strange. I believe there's some problem with your network card. For the mplayer stuff, i don't like gmplayer because it's heavy and buggy. I prefer use "pure" mplayer.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 11:49 AM   #3
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Post the output of 'free'.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 02:36 PM   #4
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Hi, thanks for the replies.

Here's the output of free with gmplayer running :

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koodoo@knapsacker:~$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        248020     244756       3264          0       6220     122936
-/+ buffers/cache:     115600     132420
Swap:       530104       4844     525260

Yes, I'll have to agree with Linux.tar.gz in that Gmplayer is buggy. It crashes frequently (even the latest versions) giving an error message : mplayer interruppted by signal 11 in module video_decode()

Thanks.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 05:52 AM   #5
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found what was causing my problem

Ever since upgrading to mandrake 2006 i have had problems with network

i could connect to network for first 5 mins after boot i couldn't create new connections to samba
(if i left a window open it kept working)

but the internet all pinging failed "No Buffer Space Available"

Disabling Network and Reenabling it didnt fix it,
deleting and creating network didnt work, clicking connect in Monitor connection resulted in
"Invalid connection setting please verify your network settings in Mandriva Control Centre"



Cause?
in my case

LISA service daemon.

#service lisa stop

it may not be LISA, so start with services that seem to be using a lot of CPU.
check in KSysguard (Ctrl + ESC)
sort your processes by CPU usage.

But each time mine started failing LISA had 30% + CPU.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 02:15 PM   #6
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initial impression of this is there must be some process that is either wildly creating sockets or not closing its sockets.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 05:27 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
initial impression of this is there must be some process that is either wildly creating sockets or not closing its sockets.
LISA netwwork monitor was doing it on mine

its 12 hours after disably it and the internet stills works.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 08:33 AM   #8
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Hi thanks for the replies, Lisa might be the culprit in my case also. I don't remember having the problem sometime back, and its only been sometime that I've started using Lisa. I'll disable it and try to see if it is really causing the trouble.

But I've now started using lisa quite often, also in my case the problem pops up only sometimes and then after sometime everything becomes normal. So I think I will have to bear with this inconvenience if it is LIsa that is causing all the trouble.
Thanks again for all the help.

Last edited by koodoo; 11-12-2005 at 11:52 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 08:08 PM   #9
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same problem!!!

I also got this problem on my proxy server. here's the result of free...


total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1291024 158592 1132432 0 66764 34464
-/+ buffers/cache: 57364 1233660
Swap: 530104 0 530104



*sigh*


I dunno wut to do guys....all it says is that connect: no buffer space available...



tnx guys!!!!
 
Old 06-06-2006, 08:25 AM   #10
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Hi,

I have a Mandriva 2006 Free machine connected to LAN & WAN via D-Link DSL-G604T Router. When booting the machine I would have network connectivity for about five minutes and then it would drop out. Pinging 127.0.0.1 would give - connect : No buffer space is available. After disabling LISa (lisa-home.sourceforge.net), I have resolved this issue.

Thanks to carl0ski.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 12:18 AM   #11
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Lightbulb No buffer space available

it may be due to wrong routing table on your system.
connection may be looped because of this.

check with # route -n

thanks,
 
  


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