Re: Problem with 1G RAM

H. Peter Anvin (
5 Dec 1998 07:43:38 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Jamie Lokier <>
In newsgroup:
> On Thu, Dec 03, 1998 at 01:19:03PM +0100, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > With the standard Linux kernel, you can only use 1G-64M
> > since the system uses a bit of 'extra' address space for
> > administration.
> As a matter of stability, the kernel should be modified to ignore any
> extra memory it can't handle.
> Right now, it will simply go horribly wrong with 1G RAM and default
> options, am I right?
> It'd be nice if someone would fix the memory map setup so the system at
> least works!

No, it will simply ignore the extra memory in the current


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