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SubjectRe: Weird /proc/meminfo output on 2.4.13-ac5
On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 07:34:49PM +0000, Petr Vandrovec wrote:
> On 2 Nov 01 at 14:10, Andreas Franck wrote:
> > $ cat /proc/meminfo
> > total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
> > Mem: 789250048 781295616 7954432 659456 402890752
> > 18446744073478758400
> > Swap: 6744576000 282624 6744293376
> > MemTotal: 770752 kB
> > MemFree: 7768 kB
> > MemShared: 644 kB
> > Buffers: 393448 kB
> > Cached: 4294741680 kB <------ This is impossible, i think? :-)
>
> Problem appeared in my 2.4.13-ac4 yesterday at home too. It happened to
> me when I was checking health of my HDD - either during 'dd if=/dev/hde1
> of=/dev/null bs=8M', or during copying all files from VFAT (/dev/hde1)
> partition to /dev/null on filesystem level file by file.
>
> And if we are talking about it, 2.4.13-ac4 here at work reports that
> too. But strange thing is that this machine has just 200MB VFAT partition
> of no use, and I do not remember that I ever did read from /dev/hd* since
> last reboot. Shift-scrolllock does not report any unusual values.
>
> I'll upgrade to -ac6 and I'll see.

It won't help. You'll need a patch that rik has posted a few days ago.

This problem is for 2.4.13, 2.4.13-acX, and 2.4.14pre*.

Latest pre or ac patches don't fix it.

Latest:
pre6
-ac6

Mike
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