Subject: Re: 1.6ZE does not fully recognize RAM
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rob Sanchez <email@example.com>
Date: 11/06/2003 12:38:58
I set DEBUG_MEMSIZE in getextmemx.c and copied the new /usr/mdec/boot to
/boot. Since it's the only part that changed I didn't re-installboot the
/usr/mdec/boot_xxffsv1 to /dev/rwd0a. Correct me if I'm wrong here...
Now what I see is this:
NetBSD/i386 ffsv1 Primary Bootstrap
>> NetBSD/i386 BIOS, Revision 3.1
>> (sanch@bovine, Thu Nov 6 12:16:08 UTC 2003)
>> Memory: 639/65472 k
As you can see I don't get the "extmem2:" nor the "mementry:" lines...
David Laight wrote:
>>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.