real memory falsely reports 8G, BIOS & avail memory reports 1G
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Tue Aug 17 11:49:50 UTC 2010
John Baldwin wrote:
> On Monday, August 09, 2010 8:13:03 am Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > Hi hackers at freebsd.org
> > 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:
> > http://www.berklix.com/~jhs/hardware/laptops/novatech-8355/dmesg/
> > Cheers,
> > Julian
> Hmm, do you have dmidecode output?
Hi, Thanks for interest, Yes here
PS Paul Wootton <paul at fletchermoorland.co.uk> just mailed me
how to physically get to look at the RAM; I will do that & reports back.
Julian Stacey: BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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