[Pxc] Problems with allocator
Fri, 4 Aug 2000 14:04:03 +0200
I've been away for ten days or so. Now I'm back.
> I'm sure you'll get other stupid questions from here :-)
Feel free to ask.
>From your previous message:
> In the beginning when I got the machine I had some problems with stability
> which came from a BIOS bug. My BIOS obviously tells Linux the incorrect
> memory size during the bootup sequence, so I had to add "mem=128M" to the
> LILO line before. Afterwards everything was fine.
> Now I had to change this line to get my two megabytes for allocator; my
> only idea now is that allocator could use the same mechanisms to determine
> how much RAM is available as the kernel was using before and therefore
I never looked at how the kernel does it. The allocator just tries to
write and read data after the end of memory as reported by the
kernel. So it should work (and actually it works, as reported by your