real memory falsely reports 8G, BIOS & avail memory reports 1G

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Mon Aug 9 12:13:20 UTC 2010

Hi hackers at
A laptop here emits a puzzlingly dmesg to both 8.1-RC2 & 8.1-RELEASE:
	real memory  = 8572108800 (8175 MB)
	avail memory = 1018789888 (971 MB)
BIOS reckons it has 1G. No panel to unscrew to inspect memory. 
I don't beleive 8G.

If this is a bug in FreeBSD detect code ?
I am ready to run test kernel patches againt 8.1-RELEASE
& report back if anyone has code.
(I have room to install a current too if necessary)

Full dmesg here:

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich
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