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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 14:33:09 -0800
On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...> wrote:
> * Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote:
>
>> $free -m
>>              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
>> Mem:          5925       3334       2590          0        319       1571
>> -/+ buffers/cache:       1443       4481
>> Swap:        20479          0      20479
>
> 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 ?

It sounds suspiciously like video memory to me.

GART could be involved. How much DRAM on your video card?

- Mark


References:
Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
-- Dale
Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
-- Alex Alexander
Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
-- Duncan
Re: Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
-- Enrico Weigelt
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