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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.0.31-pre2 + Buffer /Swap patch Jul21
    Hi,

    On Wed, 23 Jul 1997, Dr. Werner Fink wrote:

    > Try `linux mem=64M' at LILO prompt.

    The new memory detection code was intended to make the "mem" parameter
    obsolete ;-)

    There are other problems with this new code (breaks loadlin and initrd).
    IMHO this is a new feature and no bugfix so it should be tested out in
    2.1.x and not risk raising new problems in 2.0.x.

    > > OK OK, in the meanwhile, this patch is obsolete... BUT:
    > >
    > > I've got a problem: Since my computer sometimes miracoulusly crashes the
    > > hard way, I suspected maybe it's got something to do with the problems
    > > in 2.0.30. So I applied 2.0.31pre2 + the Buffer/Swap Patch Jul21 !
    > >
    > > But when booting this kernel, it just claims to have 1024 kB in the
    > > boot.msg ! Since I have 64MB of memory, I suspect the setup.S -patch in
    > > 31-pre2 ! Haven't had time to check that out clearly !
    > > Then, everything seems fine, but the machine hangs just after doing:
    > > Started INIT veriosn 2.65f it does something with the harddisk, though !
    > >
    > > Then I waited some time and the next thing popping up was:
    > > try_to_free_pages: freepages 96kB async_pages: 0 kB
    > >
    > > And repeated this until I pressed the reset-button...
    > >
    > > Could anyone verify this, cause I'm not that good in kernel hacking !
    > >
    > > CU raY

    Hubert mantel@suse.de



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