Bug 13493 - /proc/meminfo problem NOT limited to i860
Summary: /proc/meminfo problem NOT limited to i860
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-07-05 12:16 UTC by rwmcgwier
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-06 14:06:32 UTC

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Description rwmcgwier 2000-07-05 12:16:24 UTC
After reading the i860 meminfo problem this morning, I became curious.
I did cat /proc/meminfo on my Athlon-900 machine with a Gigabyte
GA-7IXE motherboard (AMD 751/756 Chipset).  It had exactly the same
problem.  It reported a total of 64M when I had 128M installed.  I
added the append line as instructed and rebooted the machine.  The
mem total was then correct!

Comment 1 rwmcgwier 2000-07-06 14:06:32 UTC
I forgot to mention that I use S3 Virge video card in the AGP port on
the Gigabyte motherboard.

Comment 2 Alan Cox 2000-09-16 22:14:34 UTC
Another motherboard that doesnt get E801 memory reporting right. mem= is the
right answer. 2.4 will use the E820 interface which should work right (since
windows uses it)

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