On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Gary Smith wrote:
> I'd like to ask a question about use of the 'mem=' kernel parameter. When
> booting without this parameter, the kernel automatically detects the amount
> of memory as 989020 kB. If a kernel parameter is added to specify
> 'mem=989020k' a TLB Miss error is encountered. Do you all have guidance
> about how the memory parameter can be specified without causing the error?
> Since the mem= parameter was set to an identical value as the memory
> reported by meminfo in the /proc filesystem, use of this kernel parameter
> should be OK. This behavior has been observed on both the BCM1250/1480
> platforms when running Debian linux. The 2.6.17-2 kernel is used with the
Make sure the overridden ranges as reported in the "User-defined physical
RAM map" dump do not claim any reserved areas reported in the "Determined
physical RAM map" dump at the beginning of the bootstrap.