grub-0.93 bug

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jan 6 12:36:43 PST 2004


On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 13:48:23 -0500
Archaic <archaic at indy.rr.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 04:21:08PM +0000, Mr Amit Mehrotra wrote:
> > 
> > There is no use complaining to grub people because
> > they have known this problem for years and still
> > haven't corrected this.
> 
> First of all there is nothing broken, so there is nothing to correct.
> Secondly, just as a guess, do you think there are more machines
> running 1GB or more in them or more machines running under 1GB. After
> think about that, then ask yourself which method *should* be the
> default and which should require a config switch.

But after following the thread
(http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0401.0/1056.html) it
would appear that the kernel gets the memory allocation stuff under most
circumstances when mem < 4GB and therefore the mem= kernel
parameter would be redundant anyway.  The grub switch would be
of use here to reduce the chances that grub overrides what the kernel
would get right if left to its own devices.

Just my tuppence,

Matt.



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