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Re: Going over 512M of memory

To: Alex Gonzalez <linux-mips@packetvision.com>
Subject: Re: Going over 512M of memory
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 09:14:17 -0400
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On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 10:04:47AM +0100, Alex Gonzalez wrote:

> Our target experienced a kernel panic at startup when trying to access
> memory above 512MB.
> 
> Reading the list archives I found this thread with a proposed patch:
> 
> http://www.linux-mips.org/archives/linux-mips/2005-02/msg00115.html
> 
> After applying the patch our target boots OK and appears to be able to
> access the whole memory range without problems.
> 
> Any idea why this patch didn't make it to the repository? Is it safe?

It is - but according to Ibrahim's posting that you're pointing to it
didn't solve his problem.

What CPU are you using, btw?

  Ralf

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