Re: [PATCH] 2.4.0 test 1 ac 7 -- the last fancy memory detection patch

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2000 - 22:14:41 EST

david parsons writes:

+Use extended bios calls to detect memory
+Merge adjacent memory regions
+Use bios call e801 to detect memory

Compile-time options aren't at all good for this. Distributions need
to work out-of-the-box on all systems.

Suggestion: make all 3 calls, then have the C code compare BIOS vendor
copyright strings against a blacklist.

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