Subject: Re: 1.6ZE does not fully recognize RAM
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 11/06/2003 16:34:29
> the bootstrap behaves the same way...
> >> NetBSD/i386 BIOS, Revision 3.1
> >> (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
> >> (email@example.com, 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?
The number generated by the bootstrap (and passed to the kernel) is
generated by the code in src/sys/arch/i386/stand/lib/getextmemx.c
Setting DEBUG_MEMSIZE and rebuilding src/sys/arch/i386/stand/boot/biosboot
wll give some diagnostic output (twice) that might be informative.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org