Re: problems with 1gb ddr memory sticks on linux
H. Peter Anvin (email@example.com)
8 Aug 2002 11:09:30 -0700
Followup to: <20020808163952.GJ16225@weccusa.org>
By author: "Bryan K. Walton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 06:47:20PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Almost certainly a BIOS problem. What typically happens when you see
> > this is that the BIOS misconfigured the MTRR registers. Linux starts
> > from top of ram windows seems to start from bottom so the effect shows
> > strongly in Linux.
> > Can you post your /proc/mtrr file please
> Here you go . . .
> Dimm slot 1 = 256MB DDR PC2100 and
> Dimm slot 2 = 1024MB DDR PC2100
> and the /proc/mtrr shows:
> casa:~# cat /proc/mtrr
> reg00: base=0x00000000 ( 0MB), size= 512MB: write-back, count=1
Your BIOS didn't mark the second memory chunk as cacheable, so you're
running it uncached. No wonder it sucks.
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