Re: Memory between 640K-1M

Andreas Schwab (
18 May 1998 11:35:03 +0200

Geert Uytterhoeven <> writes:

|> On 17 May 1998, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
|>> By author: Adam Fritzler <>
|>> In newsgroup:
|>> >
|>> >
|>> > On somewhat related note, does Linux support non-contiguous memory? (as is
|>> > occurs when you have to use the 'memory hole' option in many new
|>> > pentium bios's for some old cards)
|>> >
|>> No (except for the 640K-1024K memory hole), but it shouldn't be *too*
|>> hard to add.

|> Especially when keeping in mind that non-contiguous memory is supported on
|> non-Intel architectures (e.g. m68k).

Actually this is not really true, since we remap memory to make it
contiguous. Having holes in memory also means having holes in mem_map.

Andreas Schwab                                      "And now for something              completely different"

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