Subject: Raq2 not using both Ram chips
To: None <>
From: Doug Silver <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 02/07/2003 14:19:17
I have two 16 Mb Ram chips in my Raq2, which the BIOS recognizes and the=20
kernel sees:

# dmesg | egrep -i mem
32768 KB memory, 28144 KB free, 1740 KB in 435 buffers
pci0: i/o space, memory space enabled, rd/line, wr/inv ok

But top and vmstat report approximately half that as being available:

# vmstat
 procs   memory     page                       disk faults      cpu
 r b w   avm   fre  flt  re  pi   po   fr   sr w0   in   sy  cs us sy id
 0 0 0 13480  4640    2   0   0    0    0    0  0  201   13   2  0  0 100

from top:
Memory: 13M Act, 8516K Inact, 140K Wired, 5060K Exec, 13M File, 4520K Fre=

I know, RAM is cheap, but this box doesn't really need to do much, so buy=
more RAM probably isn't going to happen.  This isn't a big deal, more cur=
than anything.

Any suggestions?