|author||Wen Congyang <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2012-12-17 15:59:29 -0800|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>||2012-12-17 17:15:12 -0800|
Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt: update mem= option's spec according to its implementation
Current mem= implementation seems buggy because the specification and implementation don't match. The current mem= has been working for many years and it's not buggy - it works as expected. So we should update the specification. Signed-off-by: Wen Congyang <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Rob Landley <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index ea8e5b48557..ddd84d62718 100644
@@ -1503,9 +1503,10 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
mem=nn[KMG] [KNL,BOOT] Force usage of a specific amount of memory
Amount of memory to be used when the kernel is not able
to see the whole system memory or for test.
- [X86-32] Use together with memmap= to avoid physical
- address space collisions. Without memmap= PCI devices
- could be placed at addresses belonging to unused RAM.
+ [X86] Work as limiting max address. Use together
+ with memmap= to avoid physical address space collisions.
+ Without memmap= PCI devices could be placed at addresses
+ belonging to unused RAM.
mem=nopentium [BUGS=X86-32] Disable usage of 4MB pages for kernel