Bug 16094 - Pinstripe (6.9.5) - I have 128MB, only 64MB visible to kernel
Pinstripe (6.9.5) - I have 128MB, only 64MB visible to kernel
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.2EE
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-08-13 05:27 EDT by Ralph Becket
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-22 13:10:48 EDT
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Description Ralph Becket 2000-08-13 05:27:24 EDT
I've just installed Pinstripe (RedHat 6.9.5) which comes
with kernel version 2.2.16-17.  My machine is a 500MHz
Athlon with 128MB SDRAM on board.  However, /proc/meminfo
(and all the other tools that report this sort of thing) insists that
only 64MB are present.

I don't know if this is a genuine kernel bug or a config bug.
Either way, I'd like to know how to fix it and cut down on the
amount of paging my machine is doing.

Cheers,

Ralph
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-08-22 13:10:46 EDT
This is a BIOS flaw.  2.4 tries to be more intelligent about how to handle this
bios problem
but 2.2 assumes the BIOS vendor implements (and correctly implements) int 15
0xE801

If you boot with the option 'mem=128M' it will probably be a lot happier.
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2000-08-22 13:10:59 EDT
This is a BIOS flaw.  2.4 tries to be more intelligent about how to handle this
bios problem
but 2.2 assumes the BIOS vendor implements (and correctly implements) int 15
0xE801

If you boot with the option 'mem=128M' it will probably be a lot happier.

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