physical memory

How do I find out the maximum RAM supported by the Dell, HP, IBM, Oracle/Sun or Intel/AMD server on a Linux or Unix-like operating systems without rebooting the server or opening the server case (chassis)?


I want to add more RAM to my server running Ubuntu Linux. How do I find out my current RAM chip information such as its speed, type and manufacturer name within a Linux system without opening the case?


Q. I’ve total 8 GB RAM installed in my dual boot Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (32 bit) version HP workstation. But free -m command only shows 3291 (3G) memory. How do I use 8GB RAM under Ubuntu Linux?


Q. Physical Address Extension (PAE) refers to a feature of x86 and x86-64 processors that allows more than 4G bytes of physical memory to be used in 32-bit systems. The x86 architecture presently uses only 36 bits out of 52 bits possible. On x86-64 processors, PAE is obligatory in native long mode; currently 40 bits are used out of 52 bits possible. How do I find out if my Linux kernel supports 36-bit or more physical addressing?


Q. How do I check the size of PAGESIZE under Linux? A. Most modern operating systems have their main memory divided into pages. It allows better utilization of memory. A page is a fixed length block of main memory, that is contiguous in both physical memory addressing and virtual memory addressing. Kernel swap and allocates […]