Re: Problem with 1G RAM

Neil Conway (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 09:14:27 +0000

OK, who wants to volunteer to insert a check in the kernel: STOP if
__PAGE_OFFSET is incompatible with the amount of RAM specified by
"mem=xxxM" ? Failing that, print a warning, and reduce the RAM to (say)
960MB or whatever.

This seems to have bitten quite a few people, and we *do* want to help
people who run Linux on big machines, don't we? They don't always get a
second chance to explain to their bosses why the machine won't boot...


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