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TOPIC: UC520 Malloc Fail, DNS Resolver issues on IOS M7

UC520 Malloc Fail, DNS Resolver issues on IOS M7 2 years 10 months ago #38437

Hello,

This is my first time posting in the forums, but I'm a long time reader of all the awesome articles on the site. While my forte is generally with ASA's and not UC500 series devices, I've run into a bit of a problem and Cisco TAC's solution seems like a cop out to me.

Basically, our UC500 has been crashed and we've tried changing configurations and upgrading the IOS image to no avail (although the error messages have changed a bit)

Below is the bug we're hitting. Were the errors point to either malloc failures due to not enough memory, and now it shows

CFORKMEM: Process creation of DNS Resolver failed (no memory). -Process= "Appfw IM DNS Resolver", ipl= 0, pid= 323

-Process= "Appfw IM DNS Resolver", ipl= 0, pid= 323

7130: Alternate Pool: None Free: 0 Cause: No Alternate pool
7129: Pool: Exception Free: 5704 Cause: Not enough free memory

Bug: CSCug25383

For more info:
tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCug25383/?reffering_site=dumpcr

Cisco's solution at this point is to upgrade to a new platform, simply because the uc520 cannot upgrade from 256MB DRAM to 512MB DRAM.

I feel like for the low amount of users we have that this seems a bit odd, I mean we only have about 25 users to make phone calls and our call volume isn't that high.

Has anyone experienced anything like this?
Last Edit: 2 years 10 months ago by stephenk291.
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Re: UC520 Malloc Fail, DNS Resolver issues on IOS M7 2 years 10 months ago #38438

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Hi Stephen and thanks for your kind comments.

While I've worked with the UC500 series, I haven't seen this issue before.

Despite the problems you've been experiencing, why don't you try downgrading to a earlier IOS image? Obviously the newer IOS releases require more memory and Flash, so you'll be forced upgrading that as well.

My suggestion is to try an earlier IOS that can run on your system's specs and see how that goes.

Good luck and let us know of your outcome.

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Re: UC520 Malloc Fail, DNS Resolver issues on IOS M7 2 years 10 months ago #38439

Hi Chris,

Sadly, the issue has been present on the M5, M6, and M7 images. They even had to create the M7 image specifically for our issue as its not available on the 520 platform. While the error message has changed slightly each time, this random crashing occurs. At this point the IOS Architecture team is trying to wipe their hands of the issue and blame it on not having enough DRAM, yet we only have about 35 users who make phone calls, and its not really heavy volume like a call center or anything.
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