[Bug 243113] Re: [intrepid] kernel highmem support missing

Christian Roessner christian at roessner-net.com
Sun Jun 29 23:02:42 UTC 2008

I have installed linux-source-2.6.26. Unpacked it and copied over the
config file, doing make oldconfig, then make menuconfig.


Processor type and features  ---> High Memory Support (4GB)  --->

Select this if you have a 32-bit processor and between 1 and 4 gigabytes of physical RAM.

Now taking the dmesg part from above:

[ 0.000000] Warning only 4GB will be used.
[ 0.000000] Use a HIGHMEM64G enabled kernel.
[ 0.000000] 3200MB HIGHMEM available.
[ 0.000000] 896MB LOWMEM available.
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [c00ff780] 000ff780

Select this if you have a 32-bit processor and more than 4 gigabytes of physical RAM.

desktop linux-source-2.6.26 # free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       3364580    1208856    2155724          0      55208     822528
-/+ buffers/cache:     331120    3033460
Swap:      2097144          0    2097144

So, if you can not confirm this, I do not know, how clearer a bug can be
shown here. This has already been in hardy and continues in intrepid.
Now it is the first alpha and I really hope this will be fixed.

[intrepid] kernel highmem support missing
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