FreeBSD-4.11 and 4GB RAM
kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Apr 17 18:32:51 UTC 2006
On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 10:52:30AM +0300, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> * 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?
I'm not aware of any special steps required. Does 6.x see the extra
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