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Re: More testing RPMs

To: Theo Van Dinter <felicity@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: More testing RPMs
From: Mike Burger <mburger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 07:33:04 -0500 (EST)
Cc: <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <20011101205629.A7408@kluge.net>
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Can you turn off the memory hole?

On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Theo Van Dinter wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 03:37:42PM -0600, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> > Ok gang, this time you get "PR4"
> I just started fooling around with PR4 (previously running the available
> 2.4.3 XFS-patched kernel) on my RH 7.2 boxes.  It seems to be working
> just fine on my Athlon (PR4-athlon installed), but it's having nothing
> but problems on my Pentium 150 box...
> The main issues that I've found are completely not XFS related, so they may
> just be 2.4.9 issues:
>       1) The box requires a "mem=64M" parameter appended to the kernel
>       parameter line (there's a memory hole at 15-16M, so the 64M can't be
>       detected...)  No matter what the lilo.conf file says, 2.4.9PR4 will
>       only see 16M RAM.
>       2) nfsd won't start up, saying "rpc.nfsd: nfssvc: Address already in
>       use".
> For the time being, I've reverted to the 2.4.3 kernel which works fine.  Has
> anyone else run into these problems?
> I'm going to be switching to a new Pentium set of hardware in the near
> future, which should fix that 16M problem (the current box is a Compaq w/ no
> BIOS available at bootup.  The "system configuration" disks don't give an
> option for the memory hole...)  However, I'm not sure what to make of the nfs
> problem.  (BTW: nfs serving on the 2.4.9PR4 athlon kernel is working fine.)

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