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SubjectRe: [BUG] initrd >24MB corruption (fwd)

On Wed, 28 Aug 2002, Jeff Chua wrote:

from linux/arch/i386/mm/init.c

* paging_init() sets up the page tables - note that the first 8MB are
* already mapped by head.S.
* This routines also unmaps the page at virtual kernel address 0, so
* that we can trap those pesky NULL-reference errors in the kernel.

* We will bail out later - printk doesnt work right now so
* the user would just see a hanging kernel.
if (cpu_has_pae)

... does that mean the gzipped fs can only be <8MB? That could explain why
the ram6MB.gz worked and ram8MB.gz doesn't.


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