Re: Problems with too much memory (?)

Alan Cox (
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 23:46:49 +0100 (BST)

> This still may be hw problem, but aybe it is not.
> My machine is 486DX2/80, 128kb level 2 cache (stolen from one 386 :-),
> 20MB ram (16M+4M). It compiles kernel about 32 minutes.
> When I removed 4MB SIMM, compilation time went down to 22 minutes. I
> thought that it is hardware problem, but I wanted to investigate it more.
> So I put memory back and limited memory to 16M (mem=16M). Compile time
> stayed at about 22 minutes.

Your 486 hardware caches only 16Mb of RAM. See if you can add more
tag ram. If not you may have to get a newer board.

> So I suspect linux tfor having problems with too much memory.

I suspect your mainboard