[CentOS] segfaults with 8 gig of ram

Morten Torstensen morten at mortent.org
Sat Mar 24 13:23:30 UTC 2007

Feizhou wrote:
> :) When using noapic and acpi=off, it is a given that it is not a kernel 
> problem. These parameters are to work around BIOS or other motherboard 
> issues.

And noapic especially severely limits your computer... no advanced irq 
mapping or routing. For a server it is a no-go option, for a desktop it 
might be a temporary workaround.

If noapic and/or acpi=off solves a problem, it is just a help to 
pinpoint the problem, it is not a solution. The solution is to get the 
manufacturer to fix their broken bios.

Speaking of that... maybe OpenFirmware would be a solution? Never tried 
it myself on x86 class machines. Anyone with any experience?


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