[nycbug-talk] odd memory issue on

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Thu Oct 18 14:47:42 EDT 2012

On 10/18/12 11:26, Brett Wynkoop wrote:
> Greeting-
> I just had a 32 bit system lock up on me with the need to hit the power
> switch.  I thought it was odd because I was doing very little on it,
> just an mv of some files from one filesystem to another.
> On rebooting I found this interesting bit of info:
> real memory  = 805306368 (768 MB)
> avail memory = 238981120 (227 MB)
> This of course leads to:
> ZFS WARNING: Recommended minimum RAM size is 512MB; expect unstable
> behavior. ZFS WARNING: Recommended minimum kmem_size is 512MB; expect
> unstable behavior. Consider tuning vm.kmem_size and vm.kmem_size_max
>               in /boot/loader.conf.
> Now the $1M question......why in the world is only 227MB available?  I
> know I have not stolen all the other memory with stupid bios settings
> like giving it to video.
> Ideas or clues appreciated.

you check that you don't have any failed DIMM's, or DIMM's about to fail 
due to ECC issues?


Pete Wright
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