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Re: crash in __alloc_bootmem_core on SGI current cvs

To: Ian Chilton <ian@ichilton.co.uk>
Subject: Re: crash in __alloc_bootmem_core on SGI current cvs
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 17:14:57 -0200
Cc: macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20010116165534.A26392@woody.ichilton.co.uk>; from mailinglist@ichilton.co.uk on Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 04:55:34PM +0000
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On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 04:55:34PM +0000, Ian Chilton wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> > mem=0x07800000@0x08800000
> 
> What will I use with 96MB RAM please ?
> 
> 
> Is someone going to fix it so this param is not needed?

Don't use mem= on an ARC machine.  The ARC firmware provides a usable way
to detect the installed amount of memory including memory used internally
by the firmware.  If you use mem= on an ARC machine you'll simply make
the kernel stomp over all this firmwar data with more or less random
results.

  Ralf

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