[CentOS] Telling software system really has 512Mb memory

Tue Feb 28 13:49:53 UTC 2006
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

At 08:13 AM 2/28/2006, Craig White wrote:
>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

I will have to play with this to understand it.

googling, I learn about cat /proc/meminfo

Where does it get total memory.  If I can fool it, then I should be 
able to fool scalix's install.