Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63978
append="mem=128M" not working.
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
System has 128M of memory. Memory test at bootup displays 131072k. Added to
first line of lilo.conf append="mem=128M". Upon rebooting computer and typing
cat /proc/meminfo, system still shows 6474572 for total mem.
BIOS is Award Modular BIOS V4.51G
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Added to first line of lilo.conf append="mem=128M"
2.type /sbin/lilo -v
Actual Results: After system reboots I type cat /proc/meminfo and total mem
still show 6474672
Expected Results: total mem should be around 128M
BIOS is Award Modular V4.51G
This is most likely not a lilo issue but an e820 BIOS issue. Reassigning to the
kernel (and to arjanv who knows more about the e820 issues than I do).
Also this may be related to the memory problem in the kernel.
We have a program that is crashing and when it crashes it puts a message in the
The message is "Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address
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