Re: DMA problem (?) w/ 2.4.6-xfs and ServerWorks OSB4 Chipset

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sun Jul 29 2001 - 17:37:53 EST

> On an unrelated topic the Serverworks LE chipset does not seem to be capable
> of handling 4GB of RAM, despite what the board vendors claim in their specs.
> When a 4th 1G stick is added the system gets really slow --- like maybe
> cacheing is disabled. We've seen this on both Tyan and SuperMicro boards. The
> HE chipset seems to be ok.

Check the mtrr setups. I've seen slow machines that are slow with 4Gb purely
because the bios misconfigured the memory type ranges

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