Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59702
kernel-2.4.9-21 ignores mem=xxM
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:17 EDT
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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
Steps to Reproduce:
Ok found the cause. I'll put a fixed kernel on my webstite soon for testing.
Testkernel with fix is available at
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.
Created attachment 45539 [details]
dmesg from i686 test kernel.
current errata kernels honor this flag fine