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From: Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:06:25
Message-Id: 4d26534d.4345df0a.108a.ffffeca3@mx.google.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit. by Enrico Weigelt
On Thursday 06 January 2011 23:32:01 Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> * Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com> wrote: > > > Apropos total memory: on my box w/ 4GB, it only shows up 3GB. > > > > > > On bootup, kernel (built w/ CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G=y) says: > > > 2119MB HIGHMEM available. > > > 887MB LOWMEM available. > > > > > > Who's eating up a whole GB ? BIOS ? GPU ? > > > > bios > > BIOS really eats it all up, or maybe some misconfiguration that > causes memory hidden from the OS ? > > > cu
the misconfiguration is done by the bios, mapping pcispace&co into the 3-4gb range

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[gentoo-amd64] Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit. Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>