[OpenBIOS] SOLVED: the mystery of Solaris on SPARC32 and the missing Forth arguments

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Fri Oct 29 14:16:58 CEST 2010

Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:

>> While back I was asking how totavail and totmap are supposed to work
>> and why did OpenBIOS
>> decrease the totmap. Now you've explained it. :-).
> Really? I've explained it, but I haven't yet quite understood it ;)

Just to add to this, in particular the questions I am trying to solve 
now are:

1) Are the memory properties physical or virtual? (totphys and totavail 
appear to be physical, where as totmap appears to be virtual?)

2) Should the relevant properties in the /memory and /virtual-memory 
nodes in the device tree be updated at the same time? (I think yes, as 
removing the properties causes boot to fail even on SPARC32).



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