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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: Linux 2.6.0-test11 only lets me use 1GB out of 2GB ram.
On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 07:00:11AM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> You should probably ignore this thread. It's probably not relevant to
> you.

Ok, thanks. My mistake.

> > [In my fantasies, I was thinking that the system came up with only 1GB of
> > the memory easily usable, and that the lack of support for my hardware
> > meant that it couldn't be properly reconfigured. But I recognize that
> > I haven't spent the time researching this to see if in fact this is
> > the case.]
> Highmem support gets you this on ia32. Other architectures can support it
> with less overhead.

Are there docs on this?

> > I am in the process of bringing up an cross compilation environment for
> > amd64 -- I need to do that anyways -- and I'll try building a real 64
> > bit kernel to see if that helps any. If that doesn't, I guess I'll try
> > a couple 4G highmem kernels (one 64 bit, one 32 bit). If nothing else,
> > that will eat up some time...
> If you have such a cpu why are you bothering with highmem (or wondering
> if > 2GB is supported)?

I'm not wondering if > 2GB is supported. I'm trying to get 2GB
to work (and I'm having a problem -- perhaps because I believe
Documentation/memory.txt doesn't cover the issues I'm facing).

I've not yet bothered with highmem, but I will if building a 64 bit
kernel doesn't get me access to 2GB.

Does that answer your question?


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