Maggie, I truly did not mean to offend you, if I did in any way I apologize. You asked So, what are IRP stack locs' and why are they in short supply? and I tired to give you some good reading on the subject while I looked for more and better answers for you. I am a computer dimwit also so don't feel all alone. Hopefully we got a nice friendly thread going here and one of our good engineers will kick in and help us out and we will both learn something about this and you will get your problem fixed.
No you didn't offend me. I didn't understand any of it either. That is why I checked Google. I thought if Miggy might see something that clicked. I do enjoy learning but I need the big picture. Hopefully I never see that error. Hope I didn't offend you by posting that.
No offense on my end. From what I see it could be from any number of things, why don't you post all software and such you have installed,I even saw an instance of it with a lan card so any info on what you have will be helpful to someone familiar with this I would think.
#8. "RE: No more IRP stack locations?" In response to almess (Reply # 7) Mon Apr-07-03 09:59 PM
I seem to have missed something somewhere. Almess, is your second post directed at Maggie or myself? Anyway, I've not been offended by anyone.
Maggie, I looked at the googled link and it's very interesting as 'Patrick' the guy also asking about IRP stack locs' (first link listed) mentions that he has two drives in addition to his normal drive.
Well so have I. I've got the above messages each time while downloading loads of stuff and working/saving/copying stuff to and from these additional drives. Whether this has any relevance I don't know.
For the record the two drives are external IBM 8Gb Travelstar drives connected via the PC card slots.
No probs' with my two E8's. Been using them for ages, I'd be lost without 'em. Didn't need to use the included installing stuff, XP pro' picked them up straight away, so I don't think it's a hardware problem. I'm familiar with the PDF docs' link.
I'm a little surprised that one of the real computer boffins like Shelley hasn't been around yet on this one.
It's no 'BIG' problem more of an occaisional irritation.
Is there anything you can disable? Serial ports,...Going into the registry for XP on that Symantec link. I know I don't use a bunch of things on my laptop. I won't be hooking up a printer, so the parallel port. Do you have both HDD hooked up at the same time? If you have a spare modular bay maybe, get one of those kits to put a HD in. I have mine networked,all the extra hardware is in another room. Wireless PC card is the only thing sticking out on the machine.
I'm in the same boat as far as knowing what IRP stacks are for, but...
Some of what I've gleaned (is that a word?).
IRPstackSize REG_DWORD 1 to 12 Default: 4 Specifies the number of stack locations in I/O Request Packets (IRPs) used by the server. It may be necessary to increase this number for certain transports, MAC drivers, or local file system drivers. Each increment costs 36 bytes of memory per work item (that is, #work items * 36 bytes = total memory cost).
Some relationship to TCP/IP. Windows sockets. AFD Registry paramaters. And who know what else.
Programs that seem to affect/be affected by IRPstackSize. QuotaAdvisor. ARCServe. Lanman Server. File and Print Services for NetWare. Norton AntiVirus for Windows or IBM AntiVirus 3.01N. WinVNC.
<http://www.windows2000faq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=23314> Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT all have an IRPStackSize value that controls how much physical storage space and RAM are available to new applications, and some new software installs incorrectly set this value. This value ranges from 11 to 20 for XP and from 11 to 15 for Win2K and NT. If you set this value to less than 11, you'll receive an error message indicating that the system doesn't have enough server storage. As a result, clients won't be able to access network shares and Event ID 2011 will appear in the System log.
The server preallocates I/O request packets to be the size specified by the IRPSTACKSIZE parameter in the configuration information. The value of this parameter must be as large as the size required by any transport or file system in the network.
<http://support.precisesrm.com/scripts/support.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=364> On machines with a large amount of file activity, you might get "Not Enough Server Storage is available to process this command" error after installing StorageCentral, and users cannot connect to the server. This occurs because the server's current configuration for I/O Request Packets (IRPs) is too low. The problem occurs on Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. You can correct the problem by increasing the registry value and restarting the server.