I hope you can offer me some assistance with my case, we have a Cisco router 2800 series ,having the error ( %SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL: Memory allocation), (and if restarted the router it works OK for while.
our admin who is responsible for opening case with TAC contacted them and the answer from them was as follows, but we did not understand it so, can you explain this?
SHOW PROCESS MEMORY NOTIFICATIONS (if any)
INFO: The output of 'show process memory' only shows the memory associated with the processor and does not identify other memory such as I/O, Fast, VM, etc. To receive a statistical analysis on these types of memory, submit the first page of output from the 'show memory' and 'show version' commands to Output Interpreter. NOTE: The types of memory vary depending on router platform and installed modules.
INFO: Processor memory utilization is 11.22801%. INFO: Processor memory or main memory stores the running configuration and routing tables. The Cisco IOS software executes from main memory. INFO: The amount of processor memory required by the router is affected by the Cisco IOS version used, the size of the network and by the access list configurations. Ensure that an optimal IOS version has been chosen.
INFO: The top 3 processes that are holding less than 1 MB of memory are: - 'Chunk Manager' is holding 964368 bytes - 'Exec' is holding 337640 bytes - 'LICENSE AGENT' is holding 37592 bytes
ERROR MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS (if any)
ERROR: No Error message was found. TRY THIS: Ensure that the error message has the following format: %FACILITY-SEVERITY-MNEMONIC: Some examples would be: %SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL: %PIX-1-103001: Resubmit the output as necessary.