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
> 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.)