Re: Problem with 1G RAM

Tymm Twillman (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 12:35:45 -0600

On Thu, 3 Dec 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

> >
> > 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.
> It would. See include/asm/page.h for directions to building a 2Gig/2Gig kernel

Perhaps it would be a good idea to clone this info in the Documentation
directory (especially as the # of people with > 950 MB of memory is only
going to grow, and include/asm/page.h isn't the most intuitive place to
look :) ) ... Or even have it as a configuration option (with appropriate
warnings, of course)


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