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    SubjectRe: Memory being incorrected sized at boot-up
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: Martin Mares <>
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    > > Please talk to me about this offline. I'm the author of the 2.0.30
    > > memory detection code. I think what's happening is the that Compaq
    > > BIOS reports only 16MB of RAM for the int 15h, ah=0x88 BIOS call on
    > > the Compaq. The fix for this is to change the BIOS detection code to
    > > use the 0xe801 call first, and then fallback if this fails.
    > Are you sure 0xe801 won't crash on bioses that don't implement
    > it? I.e., mostly on ancient 386's ? ... but probably the best thing
    > will be to test it in the 2.1 kernels before putting it to the
    > mainstream ones.

    This has been in 2.1 for quite a while. In fact, there are also two
    new BIOS calls (one being int 0x15:0xe820) that may be considered...

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