Re: Can CONFIG_MAX_16M be removed?

H. Peter Anvin (
25 Sep 1996 23:55:41 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Paolo Supino <>
In newsgroup:
> On Fri, 20 Sep 1996, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:
> > > Since we have the "mem=" command line option to overrride the amount
> > > of memory used, is the CONFIG_MAX_16M option necessary anymore? It
> > > would seem to me that CONFIG_MAX_16M just causes confusion to new
> > > Linux users.
> >
> > I'd rather see an option for compiling in the max memory, as some people
> > boot linux directly and can't pass anything. This is real simple to add
> > too - I'll even do it if necessary.
> >
> Don't remove the option. I have an old 386 that uses this setting and
> I'd really like to be able to upgrade kernels in the future.

You can get the same effect by using the "mem=16M" option. If you
want to boot from a floppy, you can use the SYSLINUX boot loader to
allow you to pass options.


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