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Subject[PATCH] [RFC] memory.txt: remove stray information
Andi removed some outedated documentation from Documentation/memory.txt 
back in 2009 by 3b2b9a875dd ("Documentation/memory.txt: remove some very
outdated recommendations"), but the resulting document is not in a nice
shape either.

It seems to me like we are not losing anything by completely removing the
file now.

Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <>
Documentation/memory.txt | 33 ---------------------------------
1 files changed, 0 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)
delete mode 100644 Documentation/memory.txt

diff --git a/Documentation/memory.txt b/Documentation/memory.txt
deleted file mode 100644
index 802efe5..0000000
--- a/Documentation/memory.txt
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,33 +0,0 @@
-There are several classic problems related to memory on Linux
- 1) There are some motherboards that will not cache above
- a certain quantity of memory. If you have one of these
- motherboards, your system will be SLOWER, not faster
- as you add more memory. Consider exchanging your
- motherboard.
-All of these problems can be addressed with the "mem=XXXM" boot option
-(where XXX is the size of RAM to use in megabytes).
-It can also tell Linux to use less memory than is actually installed.
-If you use "mem=" on a machine with PCI, consider using "memmap=" to avoid
-physical address space collisions.
-See the documentation of your boot loader (LILO, grub, loadlin, etc.) about
-how to pass options to the kernel.
-There are other memory problems which Linux cannot deal with. Random
-corruption of memory is usually a sign of serious hardware trouble.
- * Reducing memory settings in the BIOS to the most conservative
- timings.
- * Adding a cooling fan.
- * Not overclocking your CPU.
- * Having the memory tested in a memory tester or exchanged
- with the vendor. Consider testing it with memtest86 yourself.
- * Exchanging your CPU, cache, or motherboard for one that works.
Jiri Kosina

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