Subject: new memory detection in bootblocks
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/1997 20:37:46
[This is i386 specific, was already in port-i386.]

There is an extended algorithm to find the size of installed
RAM in -current bootblocks (i386/stand), available with
next sup.
It should be able to detect many GBytes of memory...
If there are unexpected results or hangs, try to compile
the bootblocks with "-DCONSERVATIVE_MEMDETECT"
and report about the problem.

best regards
Matthias Drochner