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Error: Cannot Allocate Memory

The Cannot Allocate Memory error may occur when attempting to load a kernel module into memory.


There is currently a bug in the Linux kernel, which requires that the system control interface is enabled if network file system services are being used.

An error may occur if an attempt is made to load the lockd kernel module into a kernel that does not have the system control interface enabled:

modprobe lockd
Error inserting lockd (/lib/modules/
Cannot allocate memory

Affected modules

This error may occur when an attempt is made to load any of the following modules:

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