FreeBSD-4.11 and 4GB RAM

Odhiambo Washington odhiambo.raburu at
Mon Apr 17 08:05:38 UTC 2006

* On 16/04/06 12:40 -0800, Beech Rintoul wrote:
| On Sunday 16 April 2006 11:18, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
| > On my brand new Dell PowerEdge, now running FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE under
| > test, there is 4GB RAM, but looking at dmesg.boot, this is what shows:
| >
| > real memory 268173312 (261888K bytes)
| > available memory 255455235 (249468K bytes)
| >
| > This is 2GB RAM only showing, with kernel.GENERIC.
| >
| > There must be something I need to compile in the kernel so as to access
| > more than 2GB RAM.
| >
| > I have compiled "options PAE" in the kernel but it still does not see
| > the full 4GB RAM.
| 4.11 will soon be completely unsupported, besides putting 4.11 on a new server 
| is akin to putting a flathead-6 engine in a Ferrari. You should 
| upgrade/reinstall 6-pr and go from there. You will have far fewer problems.

If it were not that I really respect your name.... ;)
Anyway, I know about the fact that 4.11 is not gonna be supported. All 
my other systems are running 5.5-PRE and 6.1-PRE and you can see there 
is really no problem with updating all those even to -CURRENT... which
I am not afraid to do.

Simple question: How do I make 4.11 see the 4GB RAM?


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