Memory Issues: /proc/kcore vs. free
rauch at inf.ethz.ch
Thu Mar 22 08:12:29 PST 2001
On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, Gary Stiehr wrote:
> Supposedly the bios on these boards did not properly pass some
> information to the linux kernel about the amount of memory. It was
> suggested that we boot with
> linux mem=128MB
> at the lilo prompt or add
> to /etc/lilo.conf in the "image" sections.
> Unfortunately, this did not work for us but we feel that there may have
> been other complications keeping this suggestion from working for us.
There were times when it was suggested to put a little less memory in
the "mem=..." option than what the machines actually had. In this
example, it might help to use
but I don't know if this is still true with recent kernels.
Felix Rauch | Email: rauch at inf.ethz.ch
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