Subject: 1.6ZE does not fully recognize RAM
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Rob Sanchez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/06/2003 10:47:53
this machine has 320 megs of RAM but 1.6ZE (11/02 snapshot from
ftp://releng.netbsd.org) only recognizes 64 MB or so:
NetBSD 1.6ZE (GENERIC_DIAGNOSTIC) #0: Mon Nov 3 09:13:57 UTC 2003
total memory = 66108 KB
avail memory = 53928 KB
using 851 buffers containing 3404 KB of memory
BIOS32 rev. 0 found at 0xfb060
the bootstrap behaves the same way...
>> NetBSD/i386 BIOS, Revision 3.1
>> (email@example.com, Mon Nov 3 07:44:09 UTC 2003)
>> Memory: 639/65472 k
on the same machine, the 1.6.1 branch install boot disk does recognize all
of the memory and looks like this:
>> NetBSD/i386 BIOS, Revision 2.13
>> (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tue Apr 8 11:27:33 UTC 2003)
>> Memory: 639/326592 k
i noticed PR 21037 from back in April, but I was surprised that no one else
saw this behavior. anyone else see this since then? what source files
differentiate the bootstrap rev 3.1 from 2.13?
thanks for your help.