Re: Problem with 1G RAM

Lei Zhang (
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 23:04:07 -0600 (CST)

> I don't remember the exact details, but we determined that the 2.0.x
> kernel was trashing some data structure during initialization if there
> was too much memory. It seems to work correctly with mem=960M; we
> actually patched our kernels to use that as an upper bound on the
> amount of memory to use, regardless of what the BIOS or user say about
> how much memory is available.
> -- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <>

i tried 2.1.130. it works fine with memory up to 1008M. at 1016M, the kernel
boots, but sound and some other modules won't initialize correctly and file
system is in trouble as well ( cuz the root is not cleanly unmounted even via
regular shutting down). beyond 1016M, the kernel either reboot itself right
away or just hang.

is this a bug of the kernel or the bug of my mother board/memory modules?

cc reply to me pls.

Lei Zhang

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