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Bug 59702 - kernel-2.4.9-21 ignores mem=xxM
kernel-2.4.9-21 ignores mem=xxM
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-02-11 16:39 EST by Nick Uniatowski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 16:19:43 EDT
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dmesg from i686 test kernel. (14.84 KB, text/plain)
2002-02-13 10:11 EST, Nick Uniatowski
no flags Details

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Description Nick Uniatowski 2002-02-11 16:39:57 EST
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Description of problem:
kernel-2.4.9-21 ignores append=" mem=320M" from lilo and mem=320M from lilo
prompt. This worked in the kernel-2.4.7 kernel and is required for my system
(Compaq Proliant 2500). Without it the system shows 14M RAM available.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.4.9-21 i686

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.See Description

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Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-02-12 04:17:55 EST
Ok found the cause. I'll put a fixed kernel on my webstite soon for testing.
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2002-02-13 08:43:06 EST
Testkernel with fix is available at

Comment 3 Nick Uniatowski 2002-02-13 10:10:16 EST
Tested and Working on i686. There were a bunch of "hm, page reserved twice" msgs
at boot. Dont know if this is a problem. I'll attach my dmesg output.

Note: required modutils-2.4.13. Used modutils-2.4.13-3.1.i386.rpm from rawhide.

Comment 4 Nick Uniatowski 2002-02-13 10:11:21 EST
Created attachment 45539 [details]
dmesg from i686 test kernel.
Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2003-06-07 16:19:43 EDT
current errata kernels honor this flag fine

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