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Old 10-29-2003, 02:18 AM   #1
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only seeing half my memory being initialized?

loki@kelly:/usr/local/hldsroot/hlds1$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        904340     898932       5408          0       2564      58752
-/+ buffers/cache:     837616      66724
Swap:      2097136     232564    1864572
Hi, I'm new here!

I have 2GB (2048MB) of ECC memory which comes up at post but when I do a top or free, it shows only 904340, about half of the total. Can anyone give me some pointers?

Also, do I have to recompile my kernel for SMP support?

Old 10-29-2003, 05:43 AM   #2
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You will have to recompile your kernel with highmem support in order for more than... I can't remember the exact number but it is somewhere in the neighborhood of 1GB max that it detects without it.

In the kernel menu, the processor type and features category, you should see high memory support. I'd set it to 4GB.


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