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SubjectRe: 2.4.16 rivafb memory recognition problem
Jon Wikne wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I discovered a strange behaviour related to kernel memory recognition
> when using the rivafb frame buffer option compiled into kernel 2.4.16.
> The system in question has a Asus AGP7700 nVidia GeForce 2 GTS (32MB)
> video card. It is a dual PIII SMP system, if that might matter.
>
> When I select nVidia Riva support, at first it seemed to work perfectly.
> But then I discovered that the kernel only recognizes 32MB of total
> memory during boot! Excessive swapping is the result.
>
> When instead I compile the kernel with VESA frame buffer support,
> all other kernel config parameters the same, the resulting kernel
> recognizes all of the 1GB physical memory actually installed in
> this box.

That code is based on the XFree86 code, maybe you can copy info from
XFree86's current driver...

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