Re: Ram problems

Alan Cox (
Thu, 18 Jul 1996 19:35:51 +0100 (BST)

> IMHO, its not a 'guess', unsupported INT15 function return with CARRY set
> (this I verified on atleast 4 older machines). Also, INT15 AX=E820
> returns a magic in EAX ('SMAP') and this makes the detection very sure.
> We also could consider to take the BIOS-Date as additional check.

We have one way to find out if its safe. Stick it in 2.1 and listen for
any howls of agony. I suspect you are right that the checks will be