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SubjectRe: lilo append mem problem in 2.4.20
On Sat, 7 Dec 2002, rtilley wrote:

> 2.4.20smp-ac1 = Dec 4 13:44:48 localhost kernel: Memory: 12700k/16384k
> available (1396k kernel code, 3168k reserved, 102k data, 240k init, 0k
> highmem)
>
> 2.4.18-18.7.xsmp = Memory: 13156k/16384k available (1269k kernel code, 2712k
> reserved, 90k data, 220k init, 0k highmem)

I think it crept in after 2.4.18 in the -ac tree, can you test the
following patch? Courtesy of JA Magallon's tree;

11-memparam.bz2
Fix mem=XXX kernel parameter when user gives a size bigger than what
kernel autodetected (kill a previous change)
Author: Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de>,
Leonardo Gomes Figueira <sabbath@planetarium.com.br>

--- linux/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c.original Mon Jul 22 21:44:45 2002
+++ linux/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c Tue Jul 23 03:38:08 2002
@@ -770,21 +770,29 @@
userdef = 1;
} else {
/* If the user specifies memory size, we
- * limit the BIOS-provided memory map to
- * that size. exactmap can be used to specify
- * the exact map. mem=number can be used to
- * trim the existing memory map.
+ * blow away any automatically generated
+ * size
*/
unsigned long long start_at, mem_size;

+ if (userdef == 0) {
+ /* first time in: zap the whitelist
+ * and reinitialize it with the
+ * standard low-memory region.
+ */
+ e820.nr_map = 0;
+ userdef = 1;
+ add_memory_region(0, LOWMEMSIZE(), E820_RAM);
+ }
mem_size = memparse(from+4, &from);
- if (*from == '@') {
+ if (*from == '@')
start_at = memparse(from+1, &from);
- add_memory_region(start_at, mem_size, E820_RAM);
- } else {
- limit_regions(mem_size);
+ else {
+ start_at = HIGH_MEMORY;
+ mem_size -= HIGH_MEMORY;
userdef=1;
}
+ add_memory_region(start_at, mem_size, E820_RAM);
}
}

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