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Dockstar fw_printenv error

Posted by pentolino 
Dockstar fw_printenv error
November 16, 2011 03:58AM
Hello and thanks for all the info here, they are really helpful.

I have a perfectly working installation of ArchLinuxArm, but since a few days the fw_printenv command is giving me this output:

Read error on /dev/mtd0: Cannot allocate memory

It started as random but now it seems permanent.
Would it be safe to reboot it to see if the error still remains?
May I risk to write something with fw_setenv?
I have a serial cable and I already reflashed another DOA dockstar, so as long as uboot is non compromised I guess I can recover, but I would need some pointer about what to do in this situation.

Re: Dockstar fw_printenv error
November 27, 2011 03:40AM
Free up some RAM (stop some services) and run the command again.
Re: Dockstar fw_printenv error
November 27, 2011 06:19AM
Well it actually works now, with 55MB of free RAM; strange it didn't work with over 60MB free...
Thanks for the feedback, it seems it is not NAND related, but more RAM related...

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