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SubjectRe: FW: UPDATE: Linux SLOW on Compaq Armada 110 PIII Speedstep
On Thu, Jul 12, 2001 at 01:57:17PM +0800, Daniel Harvey wrote:

BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)

0 -> 638K

BIOS-e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)

638K -> 640K

presumably you loose 2k at the top because the bios is doing
something with it

BIOS-e820: 00000000000ea000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)

936K -> 1024K / 1M

more reserved stuff

BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000fbf0000 (usable)

1M -> ~ 251M (256M less 4160K)

BIOS-e820: 000000000fbf0000 - 000000000fbffc00 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fbffc00 - 000000000fc00000 (ACPI NVS)

ACPI stuff

BIOS-e820: 00000000fffe0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)

4G - 128M -> 4G

I'm not sure where above the video memory resides, probably in the
last usable section looking at the size of it, but I don't see why it
should be marked as usable then. Also, if it was being misreported, I
would expect running X and such like to clobber kernel buffers
eventually and cause all sorts of nasties (like disk corruption).

Was does lspci -v report for the video (VGA Adapters) address? You
might also be able to find this from the XF86 startup session.

Also, can you try adding a line like:

mempages >>= 1;

to the start of fs/dcache.c:dcache_init(...) after the variable
delcaration obviously and see if that helps at all?

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