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SubjectRe: no highmem with 2GB RAM?
On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, Jens Axboe wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 05 2002, Alistair Riddell wrote:
> > I have a couple of SMP i386 boxes with 2GB RAM. They suffer from poor
> > performance due to block IO page bouncing with highmem enabled. I have
> > tried the block-highmem patch but this causes occasional oopses and even
> > panics under high IO load.
>
> Well thanks for sending in a bug report on that. Mind doing so?

See below message, please let me know if I can provide any further
information.

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 09:04:26 +0000 (GMT)
From: Alistair Riddell <ali@gwc.org.uk>
To: Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
Cc: Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [patch] block-highmem-all-18b
Erk... I applied this patch to 2.2.16pre1 on a 2GB SMP machine with an
onboard aic7899 scsi controller. This morning I came in to find the
machine had panicked with "Ththththaats all folks. Too dangerous to
continue."
There was nothing else in syslog either remotely or on disk, and nothing
else on the console apart from the panic.

Any ideas what might cause this?

Let me know if I can provide any further information.


On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Jens Axboe wrote:

> A minor update version, nothing major. Changes:
>
> - Megaraid highmem I/O enabled again, since 2.4.14 this should be safe.
> Verified by Arjan. (me)
> - Change can_dma_32 to highmem_io to make the meaning more clear (me).
> - Drop discontig pfn change for now (me)
>
> Find it here:
>
> *.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/axboe/patches/2.4.15-pre9/block-highmem-all-18b.bz2

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