FreeBSD 7.0 and RAM limit

Robert Heron robert at
Sat Jul 5 11:13:07 UTC 2008


I use:

FreeBSD 7.0-R on i386 server with motherboard S5000VSA and 6GB RAM  
onboard. BIOS version - 88 (the latest)

Kernel includes: options		MAXMEM=(6*1024*1024)

And FreeBSD reports only:

real memory  = 2680160256 (2556 MB)
avail memory = 2617892864 (2496 MB)

Why? What is wrong that FreeBSD sees only about 2.5GB instead of 6GB?


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