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    SubjectRe: 64Mb RAM maximum with linux?


    Try this simple patch.

    Of course a better thing to do would be to get Linux to recognize >64
    megs..

    On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, Albert Cahalan wrote:

    >
    > > [Resume: Linux seen 64Mb in place of 96Mb installed]
    > >
    > > Bios, DOS and Windows view my 96Mb, but, under Linux 2.1.10 & 2.0.25
    >
    > It would be good to fix this, but for 2.0 at least I think Linux should
    > print "Check the documentation if you have over 64 MB of RAM" if over
    > 63 MB are detected. I hope that is not too much of a feature for 2.0.
    >


    *** arch/i386/mm/init.c.orig Sat Nov 23 19:47:32 1996
    --- arch/i386/mm/init.c Sat Nov 23 20:02:28 1996
    ***************
    *** 269,274 ****
    --- 269,285 ----
    codepages << (PAGE_SHIFT-10),
    reservedpages << (PAGE_SHIFT-10),
    datapages << (PAGE_SHIFT-10));
    +
    + /* [23 Nov 1996]
    + * Added by Josh Richards (jrichard@fix.net)
    + */
    + /* check for greater then 63 megs and give warning */
    + if (max_mapnr >= 64512) {
    + printk("Warning: You may have more memory then was
    + detected by the kernel. Check the documentation
    + and add the neccessary boot parameter to
    + specify the total available RAM. \n");
    + }
    +
    /* test if the WP bit is honoured in supervisor mode */
    if (wp_works_ok < 0) {
    unsigned char tmp_reg;


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