[coreboot] FW: Two test result(linux+2G-RAM>10minutes and install ubuntu8.10) of vx800 patch

Rudolf Marek r.marek at assembler.cz
Thu Feb 5 14:43:29 CET 2009

Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 11:33:02AM +0800, JasonZhao at viatech.com.cn wrote:
>> My VX800 bug of "boot linux with 2G mem >10 minutes" has been proved to
>> be the problem of MTRR setting.  Thanks for Carldani, Rudolf and Bari.
>> 1 The root cause is:
>> 1) The free memory I report to coreboot through ram_resource is [0,
>> 1983M=2G-64M(Framebuffer)-1M(TOP 1M SM Memory)].  If I report [0,
>> 1984M=2G-64M(Framebuffer)], then all is OK.
> Is "SM Memory" the memory used by System Management Mode?  Shouldn't
> this memory be cached anyway?

This depends on CPU imho.


> -Kevin
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