[LinuxBIOS] Intel DRB HOWTO .. a 1st draft.

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Thu Aug 16 20:00:48 CEST 2007


On Sun, Aug 12, 2007 at 04:05:32PM +0200, popkonserve wrote:
> maybe this would be a good start for a decent source code documentation. at 
> least it should help understanding the code.

Yep, great thanks! Assuming you wrote this from scratch (vs. copying
from somewhere), please add this to your code so we can include it when

>  * The modules can be single sided or double sided. Modules with chips on both
>  * sides are generally called double sided which may not be true. Double sided
>  * refers to the number of memory control signals used by the module to address
>  * its memory. Since the detection algorithm isn't able to actually see the
>  * module it doesn't matter if it has chips on both sides or not. The algorithm
>  * will just assume the module is double sided and maybe revise its descicion

>  * Let's take another pair of those memory modules and install them in the two
>  * remaining SIMM sockets. There are now 4 single sided modules installed, 16MB
>  * each resulting in 64MB total. Figure 4 shows the acutal memory configuration.

Cheers, Uwe.
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