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A clue!

There are no spare stack pages. It may be necessary to increase the setting of 'MinSPs' in system.ini to prevent possible stack faults. There are currently 6 SPs allocated.

Just upped that to 8, 'cause they're supposed to stay in multiples of four. 32k of system memory is now reserved for stack pages. I've got more RAM to spare, so that's not really an issue.

What is, I suppose, is that this should come up in the first place. Stack Pages are called upon when device drivers fail to stay within their boundaries, which is generally caused by something being horribly wrong. And compensating for the problem isn't going to make the symptoms go away. It'll just stall a little longer...


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Jul. 10th, 2001 02:44 am (UTC)
I get that error a lot.
Well, maybe not a lot, but fairly frequently, all things considered. Pisses me off, too, 'cause when I go into system.ini, I can't find any reference to 'MinSPs' at all. I do all sorts of variants to searches, but no form of the word exists in my system.ini. So, yeah, I'm not surprised that it wants them increased for me - but I don't know how to do it, or where to put the command!

Things that make you go grrr...

Jul. 10th, 2001 10:23 am (UTC)
Re: I get that error a lot.
You have to add it yourself, in the [386Enh] section.

where nnn is a numeral value divisible by four.

I went with 8, like I said, 'cause it was dying at 6, and each stack page reserved takes up 4k of system RAM, so I didn't want to go much higher.

It doesn't seem to have solved the problem either, by the way. Which I figured it wouldn't. If a driver is overflowing it's stack space, why should we expect it to stop overflowing a few pages further?

In my case, this is probably the SBLive card, and/or the USB scanner. Those are the devices I had trouble installing, so they're instantly suspicious.

In your case, it's probably one of the components of DVD playback, since that's not working on your system right now.

Either way, you really ought to sign up for a free LiveJournal account. Then, you could have my response reach you immediately via e-mail rather than checking the page to see if I wrote back. You could also set up a "friends page", and not have to visit individual journals to see what's new.

Just a thought.
Jul. 21st, 2001 05:24 pm (UTC)
All right, already!
Fine! I give up!

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