Re: 2GB-Linux works fine

Rogier Wolff (
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 10:45:35 +0100 (MET)

Xintian WU wrote:

> Thanks mingo. I manually apply your 2GB patch to linux-2.1.77.
> It works well at the first shot. I successfully set mem=2000m.
> It doesn't work if I set mem=2048m, which is OK (should it be
> a warning message instead of refusing to work silently?)

Yes, this is just like "mem=1024m" on the standard kernel. That would
overflow vmalloc-ed stuff into somewhere else. Your system can now
only vmalloc something like 40Mb of kernel addressing space. It will
probably be able to cope with that.


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