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SubjectRe: Problem with 1G RAM
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Perusing setup.c in the i386 directory yields:

#define MAXMEM ((unsigned long)(-PAGE_OFFSET-VMALLOC_RESERVE))

if (memory_end > MAXMEM)
memory_end = MAXMEM;
If this doesn't truncate the mem=XXXM command supplied maximum, then I'm
at a loss.

--Perry

>
> OK, who wants to volunteer to insert a check in the kernel: STOP if
> __PAGE_OFFSET is incompatible with the amount of RAM specified by
> "mem=xxxM" ? Failing that, print a warning, and reduce the RAM to (say)
> 960MB or whatever.
>
> This seems to have bitten quite a few people, and we *do* want to help
> people who run Linux on big machines, don't we? They don't always get a
> second chance to explain to their bosses why the machine won't boot...
>
> Neil
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