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Root Is the Highmem problem fixed in the 2.2 OTA Kernel?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dabomb224, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. dabomb224

    dabomb224 Well-Known Member
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    In previous discussions on the Droid X and its RAM, it was mentioned that due to a "Highmem" problem, the phone was not capable of utilizing its full 512 MBs of RAM. This was found to be a problem in both 2.1 and the 2.2 leak. Through these discussions, it was mentioned that "On any kernels before .33 you only have access to 256MB ram. This includes the 2.2 froyo leak even though froyo is supposed to be .33"
    (http://androidforums.com/droid-x-support-troubleshooting/173020-how-much-ram-do-you-have.html).

    If the OTA is only a .32 kernel, does this mean that we still don't have access to all 512 MB of RAM?
     

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  2. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
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    Very interesting question. I wish I had an answer.
     
  3. mxsjw

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    Mine shows I've got access to 477mb of it.
    That's using the SysInfo Widget by SimoSoft Projects on the OTA 2.2
     
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    With auto killer I'm usually showing about 220 MB free
     
  5. mxsjw

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    Just did a fast reboot and got 259mb free / 477mb Total...looks like OTA 2.2 is using all of it that it can.
     
  6. eulerphi8

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    I actually thought this was fixed on the latest leak. I just downloaded sys info and got 477MB for RAM memory.

    However, I never have free memory for some reason even after a fresh restart It always shows about 50-60MB free. I don't actually care about the free memory, but I do care about how much memory I have access to. Is the sys info number just a lie, and I can only access 256MB with the leaks?
     

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