[CentOS] 4gb ram shows as 3.3gb
tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 13:59:33 UTC 2007
On 7/26/07, Nick <list at everywhereinternet.com> wrote:
> Running Centos 5 (32bit)... running a server with 4gb of RAM and it's
> shows up as:
> [root at ubercore1 ~]# free
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 3369544 2549668 819876 0 29008 2382360
> -/+ buffers/cache: 138300 3231244
> Swap: 6291448 0 6291448
> I know 4gb is the limit for a 32bit OS but i thought it would be able to
> use all of it? Is there another kernel i was supposed to install?
I've seen this before on laptops. This could be a limitation of the
chipset itself. If that is the case, nothing can be done about it.
Another option is that you try to boot with the PAE kernel. That
kernel is made to go over the 4GB boundary on 32bit.
Tim Verhoeven - dj at rootshell.be - 0479 / 88 11 83
Hoping the problem magically goes away by ignoring it is the
"microsoft approach to programming" and should never be allowed.
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