Bug 80149 - compaq ml530 memory reporting error
compaq ml530 memory reporting error
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Larry Woodman
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-12-20 13:22 EST by scottmray
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:25:44 EDT
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Description scottmray 2002-12-20 13:22:08 EST
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Description of problem:
When running RHAS 2.1AS on a Compaq Prolinet ML530 with Dual 800mhz processors 
and two Gigs of pc133 sdram. *memory is oem* They system only reports using 
1gig. I use the free command and /proc/meminfo file to determine. 

This problem occurs on all of my Compaq's (4)
I installed using same identical procedures and a Dell PE-2450 and these 
systems report all 2gigs.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install rhas
2.use same install method on both compaq ml530 and dell pe-2450

Actual Results:  compaq reports only 1 gig of ram and swap 2gig

dell pe-2450 reports 2gig of ram and swap 2gig

Expected Results:  compaq ml530 should report 2gigs of memory

Additional info:

[root@tnwg01a101 root]# free (comaq ml 530)
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       1027800     862584     165216        448     256232     238436
-/+ buffers/cache:     367916     659884
Swap:      2044072     158584    1885488

[root@tdev023ilab root]# free (Dell PE-2450)
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       2058916    1914564     144352       1972     153220    1380624
-/+ buffers/cache:     380720    1678196
Swap:      2040244          0    2040244
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2003-01-06 10:30:42 EST
What does /proc/meminfo contain?
Comment 2 scottmray 2003-01-06 12:34:58 EST
Per Alex Request on 1.6.03

Mem:  1052467200 1009963008 42504192    57344 145096704 508567552
Swap: 2093129728 22728704 2070401024
MemTotal:      1027800 kB
MemFree:         41508 kB
MemShared:          56 kB
Buffers:        141696 kB
Cached:         492772 kB
SwapCached:       3876 kB
Active:          50252 kB
Inact_dirty:    566316 kB
Inact_clean:     21832 kB
Inact_target:   262140 kB
HighTotal:      131056 kB
HighFree:         2036 kB
LowTotal:       896744 kB
LowFree:         39472 kB
SwapTotal:     2044072 kB
SwapFree:      2021876 kB
BigPagesFree:        0 kB
Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2003-01-06 12:46:49 EST
This seem to be a kernel issue. Its not recognizing the second gig of memory.
Comment 4 Arjan van de Ven 2003-01-06 12:50:36 EST
how much does the bios actually recognize ?
can you attach dmesg output so that we can see the e820 table ?
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:25:44 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL2.1, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products.  Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.

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