Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74830
RAM size reported incorectly in guname
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:00:40 EST
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Description of problem:
In the memory information tab of guname the total memory size is reported
incorrectly. It reports 904324k when it should report 1048576k (1GB). I dont
believe there to be any bios problem causing this because windows XP reports the
system memory to be 1gb as it should.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot computer into gnome
2.open guname (system information)
3.click detailed information
4.open memory information tab
Actual Results: the reported value for total memory is 904324k
Expected Results: the reported value for total memory is 1048576k (1GB)
the bug has occured when using both your default shipping kernel, your updated
kernel and my own 2.4.19 custom kernel, so I don't think its a kernel problem
either, but I'll let you be the judge of that.
More hardware info if u require it: -
motherboard: asus a7v333
chipset: VIA KT333
ram: 2 x 512 mb samsung pc2700 ddr (not overclocked)
What RAM do you have if you look at the file /proc/meminfo?
I think this may just be that guname reports memory available to userspace
(subtracts memory used by the kernel), or something like that.
If guname shows the same as /proc/meminfo I think it's not a bug, just
the way linux reports available ram.