Re: dynamically changing available memory

Mike A. Harris (
Mon, 18 May 1998 13:46:49 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 16 May 1998, David Ford wrote:

> > > Well, /proc/kcore already reports its actual size...
> >
> > And it isn't about to change at runtime either. That is the size
> > of installed memory. I've yet to see a single person
> it's 4K above the installed memory.

Perhaps it is, but it doesn't change.

> > successfully insert or remove a SIMM/DIMM while a machine was
> > running. If they did, and it was successful, the linux code will
> > update the filesize. ;o)
> there are memory cards for pcmcia. i wouldn't be so quick to rule out the
> probability of dynamic memory sizing. other technologies allow powered
> addition and removal of memory, if it hasn't been done for your platform
> yet in somebodies bedroom, it will soon.
> it would please me to no end to be able to pull out a failing/failed
> memory module and replace it and the kernel continue on it's merry little
> way.

I didn't mention a thing at all about PCMCIA memory cards.
You'll see in the quote above, that I specifically said SIMM/DIMM
memory very clearly.

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