Arne Schwabe arne at rfc2549.org
Wed Nov 10 12:17:54 PST 2004

Omar Punzalan <omar.punzalan at ifom-ieo-campus.it> writes:

> Dear Hackers,
> I have successfully installed my new (and shiny) freebsd5.3 on one of 
> our hp rx4640 itanium2 system.  With the SMP kernel, it has detected 
> the 4 CPUs correctly.  But then reviewing the /var/log/messages, its 
> sees only 1G of ram:
> Nov  8 18:10:50 TEST2 kernel: real memory  = 1058357248 (1009 MB)
> Nov  8 18:10:50 TEST2 kernel: avail memory = 1018814464 (971 MB)
> Nov  8 18:10:50 TEST2 kernel: FPSWA Revision = 0x10012, Entry = 
> 0xe0000040ffe62050
> Nov  8 18:10:50 TEST2 kernel: FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System 
> Detected: 4 CPUs
> On my web searches, I found out that not even PAE is supported in ia64 
> arch.  I also put hw.physmem=8G inside the loader.conf but no effect.  
> Is there a way for me to convince freebsd that the system has 8Gb of 
> ram?

If I remember PAE was a hack for IA32 to allow more then 4GB but since
ia64 is 64 bit it should not such a hack for > 4gb

compiling millions of tiny c-programs...done
checking for a working configure script... not found

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