Bug 65304 - kernel-2.4.9-31.i686.rpm only sees 896MB of memory
Summary: kernel-2.4.9-31.i686.rpm only sees 896MB of memory
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL: kernel-2.4.9-31.i686.rpm only sees 89...
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Reported: 2002-05-21 18:58 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-27 22:24:35 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-21 18:58:38 UTC
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Description of problem:
kernel-2.4.9-31.i686.rpm only sees 896MB of memory the debug version
2.4.9-31debug sees it all 1.5GB.  I have seen this on a 2.2GHZ P4 and a 
1.2GHZ Athalon

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Loaded all errata and kernel-2.4.9-31.i686.rpm
2.Reboot you only see 986MB of 1.5GB of memory
3.Loaded the debug version an all memory shows up.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-05-22 08:57:55 UTC
are you very very very sure it's the i686 kernel you're using ?
(the i386 kernel has the 896 limit, the i686 kernel goes to about 4Gb)

rpm -q --qf %{arch} kernel

should tell you which kernel(s) for which architectures are installed.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-05-22 23:08:43 UTC
The command did not work.

2:root@rndpcs3 /root > rpm -q --qf %{arch} kernel
error: incorrect format: missing { after %

3:root@rndpcs3 /root > uname -a
Linux rndpcs3 2.4.9-31 #1 Tue Feb 26 06:53:37 EST 2002 i686 unknown

top shows Mem:   899652K av

running the debug version 
top shows Mem:  1544412K av

Comment 3 Alan Cox 2003-06-27 22:24:35 UTC
Closing old bug about wrong kernel image

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