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SubjectRe: 128MB RAM on Linux

Because many of the methods used to detect >64m would lock up lots of
older boxen.

On Fri, 21 Aug 1998, Martin Guindon wrote:

> At 04:10 AM 8/21/98 -0400, Chris Siebenmann wrote:
> > In my opinion, people packaging 'friendly' distributions should just
> >roll in one of the kernel patches that adds >64M memory detection. (It's
> >not like RedHat isn't already patching the stock kernel.)
> >
> > Automatic recognition is a lot more reliable than asking the user.
> >Especially on a long-term basis, where the user may change the memory
> >configuration of the machine without necessarily remembering to frob
> >the LILO configuration (or run the 'I am changing the hardware in this
> >way' GUI dialog box).
>
>
> MMmm yeah, it's wise. (More than my idea *sigh*)
>
> But btw, why does Linux isn't recognizing more than 64MB automatically??
> It's one of the "plus" things Windows have... :/
>
>
>
> Martin.
>
> likwid` @ IRC
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