[ILUG] memory issues
paul at clubi.ie
Fri Mar 31 17:54:00 IST 2000
look at the top of your boot messages. Eg:
Mar 30 02:01:25 fogarty kernel: Memory: 126044k/131008k available
(1412k kernel code, 4576k reserved, 99k data, 192k init, 0k highmem)
kernel statically allocated memory and 'weird' memory (eg dos high
mem, acpi reserved memory, etc..) is deducted from total RAM when
reporting memory. It's just a lot more noticable on a 4MB system than
on a 128MB system.
try and compile as minimal a kernel as possible.
On Fri, 31 Mar 2000, William Murphy wrote:
Nope, the amount of ram reported by free is consistent whenever I
use the same kernel parameters/configuration. Also, dos
consistently reports that I have 4 megs.
> On 31-Mar-00 William Murphy wrote:
> A bit of a strangity here. I've got a laptop here (AST 4/25SL blah blah
> blah). It's got 4 megs of ram. When I booted linux with the kernel that
> came with the distribution (some corruption of slackware) it reported
> that I had 2100K (or so) ram. I then rebooted, with the kernel parameter
> MEM=4M, and free reported that I had about 1900K (weird). Then I made a
> kernel specifically for the machine (2.0.35, as was the previous one).
> Now it's saying that I've got 2732K. I can imagine that this would be
> quite a difficult one to call, but any suggestions?
> William Murphy
> alias at student.nuigalway.ie
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