Available Memory issues ..

  • I'm having an issue where only 1Gb of the installed 2Gb is being used by pfSense..

    pfSense Version: 2.0-RC1 (i386)
    built on Thu Mar 31 18:57:33 EDT 2011

    real memory  = 2147483648 (2048 MB)
    avail memory = 1011212288 (964 MB)

    vm.kmem_size_scale: 3
    vm.kmem_size_max: 535544320
    vm.kmem_size_min: 0
    vm.kmem_size: 435544320

    hw.physmem: 1035436032
    hw.usermem: 926191616
    hw.realmem: 1056964608
    hw.firewire.fwmem.speed: 2
    hw.firewire.fwmem.eui64_lo: 0
    hw.firewire.fwmem.eui64_hi: 0
    hw.cbb.start_memory: 2281701376
    hw.pci.host_mem_start: 2147483648

    Can anyone help me here??

  • Perhaps you have a motherboard with integrated graphics and the BIOS allocates about 1GB to the integrated graphics adapter.

    Probably 8MB would be more than ample for use with pfSense.

  • I will have to check that, but it is a 19" rack mount appliance box with a low end video onboard (vga) card.

    I just physically checked the box and to my embarrassment the box only has 1Gb of RAM in it .. must have been high when I built it hehehe :)

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