Subject: Re: large memory in i386
To: None <>
From: Michael Robinson <Michael.Robinson@Comp.VUW.AC.NZ>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/11/1996 09:31:10
"Perry E. Metzger" writes:
>Michael Robinson writes:
>> Ever since we put an extra 32MB of memory in our i386 server, (running
>> NetBSD 1.1, bringing it to 128MB) we've seen it reboot about every day
>> on average.  There appears to be no particular reason it does this.
>> I've increased NMBCLUSTERS to 1024, NKMEMCLUSTERS to 8192, and NKPDE to 32,
>> as what I've read suggests, but this hasn't helped -- indeed, the new
>> kernel does not usually make it through /etc/rc.  
>Is it possible that you are suffering from a defect in your new
>memory, and not from a true software problem?

Yup.  I'll investigate that tomorrow, probably by the simple expedient of
taking the new memory out.

>In any case, what chip set is your motherboard?

AMI bios, I'm not sure what vintage.  I can't be sure about the chipset --
the machine was purchased several years ago, and has been steadily upgraded
since.  It is a 486DX4-100, I think.  I'm not the guy that purchased the
machine in the first place :).
	-- smrf.