unable to install beta6 [amd64] on Dell 2850 with 4 GB
scottl at FreeBSD.org
Thu Sep 30 09:04:42 PDT 2004
Claus Guttesen wrote:
>>The AMR driver cannot handle >4GB of RAM. Even
>>though you only have
>>4GB, your chipset is remapping part of it to the
>>>4GB region. The
>>driver incorrectly interfaces with busdma and cannot
>>scenario very well. The panic is to be expected.
>>You can verify
>>this by setting the tunable 'hw.physmem' in the
>>loader to some
>>value under 4GB to artifically limit the amount of
>>RAM that the OS
> Added hw.physmem=4G to /boot/loader.conf and it seems
> to solve the issue. Dmesg now tells me that I have
> real memory = 3489398784 (3327 MB)
> avail memory = 3367739392 (3211 MB)
> It seems that it does ignore some RAM, but is this the
> correct behaviour?
> Without hw.physmem I get
> real memory = 5100273664 (4864 MB)
> avail memory = 4125847552 (3934 MB)
> So it appears to perform an incorrect probing of
> Thank you.
That's not always the case. The system might be excluding a large
part of the address space for some reason and mapping the RAM around
it. Can you send a verbose dmesg to me in private?
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