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TheJabberwokk
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 1:57 pm    Post subject: Where did my ram go? Reply with quote

I have 2 GB however when I run free -m it states I only have 882 m.

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free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 882 866 16 0 54 612
-/+ buffers/cache: 198 684
Swap: 4777 81 4695


Where did the rest of my ram go? How do I get it back?

System Specs:

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emerge --info
Portage 2.0.51.22-r1 (default-linux/x86/2005.0, gcc-4.0.0, glibc-2.3.5-r0, 2.6.12-rc6-love1 i686)
=================================================================
System uname: 2.6.12-rc6-love1 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.12
dev-lang/python: 2.3.4-r1, 2.4.1-r1
sys-apps/sandbox: 1.2.10
sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13, 2.59-r7
sys-devel/automake: 1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.5
sys-devel/binutils: 2.16.1
sys-devel/libtool: 1.5.18-r1
virtual/os-headers: 2.6.11-r2
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86 ~x86"
AUTOCLEAN="yes"
CBUILD="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -pipe"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -pipe"
DISTDIR="/usr/portage/distfiles"
FEATURES="autoconfig distlocks sandbox sfperms strict"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://distfiles.gentoo.org http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/gentoo"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
PKGDIR="/usr/portage/packages"
PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage"
SYNC="rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
USE="x86 7zip X a52 aac aalib acpi aim alsa amd ao apache apache2 applet arts artworkextra auctex avantgo avi bash-completion berkdb bitmap-fonts blender-game bmp bonobo boost bootsplash bzip2 c++ cairo caps ccache cdb cdinstall cdparanoia cdr cdrom cg chroot clamav clearcase clisp cmucl crypt crystal-images css csv ctype cups curl curlwrappers cvsgraph db2 dbus dbx devfs26 dga dhcp directfb disk-cache distcache divx4linux dlloader dnd dts dv dvb dvd dvdr dvdread dvi eds emboss encode epiphany erandom esd ethereal evo evo2 examples expat extensions fam fame fat fb fbcon fbdev fdftk festival ffmpeg firefox flac flash font-server foomaticdb fortran fping freetype gb gcc-libffi gcj gcl gd gdbm gif gimp gimpprint glade glgd glibc glitz glut gmail gmailtimestamps gnome gnome-print gnomedb gnutls gpm gs gstreamer gtk gtk2 gtkhtml guile gzip h323 hal html http httpd icu id3 idea ieee1394 image imagekits imagemagick imlib imlib2 industrial-images iodbc ipv6 ipv6arpa irda ithreads jack jack-tmpfs java javacomm javadoc jce jikes jpeg jpeg2k junit kde kdeenablefinal lame latex libclamav libg++ libwww logitech-mouse lzo lzw lzw-tiff mad math md5sum mikmod mime mimencode ming mjpeg mmap mmx mmxext mng mono motif mozdevelop mozilla moznocompose moznoirc moznomail mozp3p mozsha1 mozsvg mozxmlterm mp3 mp4live mpeg mpeg2 mpeg4 mpi mplayer msdav music nas ncurses neon network nfs nls nptl ntfs ntlm ntlm_unsupported_patch nvidia oav offensive ofx ogg oggvorbis openal openexr opengl openntpd openssh openssl osc oscar oss pam pda pdf pdfkit pdflib perl physfs pic player plotutils plugin png pnp portaudio posix povray python qt quicktime rdesktop readline real reiserfs remix rplay rpm rsh rss rtc ruby sablot samba sample sasl sblive sdl serial seti sftp sharedmem slang slp smime smp sms smtp sndfile sockets socks5 sounds soundtouch source sox spamassassin speech speex spell sqlite src sse sse2 ssh ssl stream streamzap stroke subp svg svga szip tcltk tcpd test tetex threads tiff timidity tools transcode truetype truetype-fonts type1 type1-fonts uml unicode usb vcd vcdimager videos vidix vim vim-pager virus-scan visualization vnc voice vorbis web win32codecs winbind wma123 wmf wxwindows x11vnc xfs xine xml xml2 xmms xpm xprint xrandr xscreensaver xsl xv xvid yv12 zeroconf zlib userland_GNU kernel_linux elibc_glibc"
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Where did my ram go? Reply with quote

TheJabberwokk wrote:
I have 2 GB however when I run free -m it states I only have 882 m.

Quote:
free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 882 866 16 0 54 612
-/+ buffers/cache: 198 684
Swap: 4777 81 4695


Where did the rest of my ram go? How do I get it back?


We use /sbin/poweroff do free up RAM. :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, don't worry, I wondered the same :)
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-2528039-highlight-.html#2528039
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chances are that in your kernel configuration you need to set:

Processor type and features ---> High Memory Support (4GB)

If you read the help text it says that if you have 1GB - 4GB you have to set it for it to be used. This solved the problem for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forgotten1 wrote:
Chances are that in your kernel configuration you need to set:

Processor type and features ---> High Memory Support (4GB)

If you read the help text it says that if you have 1GB - 4GB you have to set it for it to be used. This solved the problem for me.
Solved it for me too. I have to computers with 1GB ram, which needs the 4GB setting for all to be of use :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

forgotten1 wrote:
Chances are that in your kernel configuration you need to set:

Processor type and features ---> High Memory Support (4GB)

If you read the help text it says that if you have 1GB - 4GB you have to set it for it to be used. This solved the problem for me.


Worked for me too, they should really rename it High Memory Support (1GB - 4GB), I though it was for 4GB+ of address space
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I think it is needed for 800 MB to 4 GB of RAM!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ck-sources has some kind of 1 gb option so you don't need the 'overhead' of high memory support. I don't know what the difference is, but that's what I'm using atm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Kernel & Hardware to Duplicate Threads in favour of 1GB of memory but only 885 being seen?
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