Subject: Re: DECstation 5000/200 memory size detection
To: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
From: Chris Tribo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/20/2000 13:15:29
On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Toru Nishimura wrote:
> [ ... mixing differenct sized SIMM in single system ... ]
> > This leads to an
> > overestimation of the amount of memory available and eventually, usually
> > once the system is in multi-user mode, the kernel panics. I am currently
> > running happily with 96M of RAM, but I would like to use the other 40M.
> Accurate SIMM size detection is one of long standing issues for
> NetBSD/pmax. Currently, kernel logic would never allow to have
> different sized SIMM in a single system.
> Tohru Nishimura
This maybe just random synapse short circuits, but I seem to
recall that someone on this list had a kernel in their private tree that
could handle non-contiguous, multisized RAM modules. I'm almost certain
that someone posted something about it a long time back.