[CentOS] Telling software system really has 512Mb memory

Tue Feb 28 13:13:54 UTC 2006
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 06:47 -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> At 06:39 AM 2/28/2006, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> >Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> >>I am stuck in my Scalix install.  It checks for 512Mb memory.  At 
> >>some point I am suppose to get the extra memory, but for now  I am 
> >>stuck at 256Mb.
> >>Is there some system value that I can set so that the installer is 
> >>led to believe there is 512Mb of memory, so I can at least get this 
> >>stuff installed?
> >
> >you have the wrong list ? maybe go ask the Scalix people....
> Oh, I am asking there.  Here I am asking a more 'general' question.
> How do apps determine the system memory, and can they be 'fooled' by 
> changing some variable or other?
assuming that the memory it is looking for is not physical memory but
rather 'total memory'...

see the man page for swapon