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Bug #806

physmem option broken

Added by Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
kernel
Start date:
2011-03-11
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Description

It seems the physmem option in /etc/system and as given to the kernel boot is broken. Booting a system with physmem set to something lower than its actual size fails to give any message, and the system has its full amount of memory available. Same applies to using kernel options (-B physmem=xxx). The latter shows a warning in the kernel log that memory has been limited, but tools like 'top' show the full amount of memory. I fist saw this on OI148, but later checked if the issue was reproducable in S11ex, which it was.

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#1

Updated by Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk over 9 years ago

This can probably be closed. Seems there's a bug in 'top' that shows the amount of physical memory, and not the amount of usable memory. physmem does indeed work

roy

#2

Updated by Garrett D'Amore over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Closed at the advice of the submitter.

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