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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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