If while trying to play a video on the RaspberryPi, in particular with Kodi, the video doesn’t play and you get this error on the terminal:
[CGPUMEM]: ioctl mem-alloc FAILED [-1]
Then hopefully this post will help you.
You may have read elsewhere that you should increase your GPU memory in
/boot/config.txt, then add
But that’s not enough. You also need to increase the limit of the contiguous memory allocator. In
/boot/cmdline.txt add the option
cma=256M. Then reboot and you should be fine.