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SubjectRe: Finding lost memory + kernel messages explained
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Imre Gergely <gimre@narancs.net> writes:
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> That would be around 3896MB. My question is: where does the memory go?
> Is it normal to 'lose' that much (~130MB) ?

I wrote a paper about this topic some time ago.

http://halobates.de/memory.pdf
http://halobates.de/memorywaste.pdf

> One thing I tried was appending iommu=off at boot, which gave me back

That means if you have any devices that cannot addresses > 32bit they
will panic with that setting.
-Andi

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ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only.


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