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top doesn't show all memory on machines with more that a few terabytes of RAM

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2


On machines with more than 2TB of RAM top can't show all memory.
Instead the real number is truncated and only a fraction of the available memory is shown.
This bug only affects top, other tools like e.g. meminfo are not affected.


A fix is available, but as this is only a minor issue a procps package will not be relased soon.
If you need a fixed package please contact SUSE Technical Services.
SLES10 Service Pack 3 and SLES 11 will be released with this fix included.


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  • Document ID:7003259
  • Creation Date: 13-May-2009
  • Modified Date:15-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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