Subject: Re: NIC trouble & mem q
To: Joe Laffey <>
From: Tod McQuillin <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 07/06/2000 18:27:21
On Thu, 6 Jul 2000, Joe Laffey wrote:

> At boot time I get this message about the NIC (which I think is a MacConI
> nubus, but I don't know for sure ... could look)
> ae0: length does not match next packet pointer
> ae0: len 0000 nlen ff00 start 0c first 00 curr 13 next 00 stop 40
> ae0: NIC memory corrupt - invalid packet length 65280

Did you read the FAQ?

> Also, The machine has 36 Mb of real RAM, but I don't think I am seeing
> that much in NetBSD:
> Memory: 3264K Act, 2636K Inact, 332K Wired, 23M Free, 4K Swap, 74M Swap
> free (from top)
> This seems to add up to around 30 Mb. I wonder where the rest of the RAM
> went...

top only shows you the memory used by user processes.  Kernel memory use
is hidden from top.  Just imagine an invisible 6MB process representing
your kernel, filesystem cache, etc.
Tod McQuillin