Incorrect memory probing?
wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Tue Mar 14 21:49:12 UTC 2006
On Mon, 13 Mar 2006 15:41:47 -0500
Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 09:48:06AM -0500, Bill Moran wrote:
> > Complete dmesg is attached, but notice the memory probing:
> > Mar 10 14:56:40 kernel: real memory = 5100273664 (4864 MB)
> > Mar 10 14:56:40 kernel: avail memory = 4124049408 (3933 MB)
> > The machine in question (a Dell Poweredge 2850) has 4G of RAM
> > installed. It looks to me as if the "avail memory" number is
> > correct (after booting, other systems tools seem to show the
> > correct amount)
> > Is the "real memory" number expected? If so, can someone explain
> > why it appears to see almost a G more RAM than is actually in the
> > machine?
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