Subject: Re: Crashing after adding more RAM on i386 (total of 128M)
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/02/1998 13:29:06
D'Arcy J.M. Cain said:

>Thus spake
>> I can reliably crash my machine after adding more memory, for a total
>> of 128M in SDRAM DIMMS.  It happens when a program is using nearly all
>> the ram, and a good deal of the swap.
>You don't say if this is the 386 port but if it is, have you added the
>following line to your config?  I'm not sure if it is causing your
>problems but you need it anyway.
>options     REALEXTMEM=130048

Does this imply that all 128M Pentium boxes will crash without this

I have a P200 with 128M running 1.3_BETA. The dmesg output says:

real mem  = 133824512

Rick Kelly