[ale] Max RAM?
jknapka at kneuro.net
Wed Jan 24 18:59:19 EST 2007
Denny Chambers wrote:
> If I remember correctly the stock kernels with most distributions are
> not compiled to support 64GB, you have to set a flag in the config file
> and recompile the kernel to get the 64 GB memory usage. Is this still true?
Probably. The name of the option is CONFIG_HIGHMEM_64GB, I think,
but I don't have a kernel config to look at to confirm at the
> JK wrote:
>>Greg Freemyer wrote:
>>>I need to buy a server in the next several months that may need a lot of RAM.
>>>I thought x86 machines had a limit of 4GB, but then I see the HP
>>>ProLiant DL380 can have up to 32GB max.
>>>Does the CPU model effect it? AMD? Intel? Xeon? Pentium 4?
>>>Can someone explain what the restrictions are, or point me at a good url.
>>Intel added a hack called "Physical Addressing Extensions" to
>>later Pentium models. This hack allows the processor
>>to address up to 64GB of RAM via bank-switching, though
>>only 4GB is visible at any particular time.
>>Here's a M$ page about PAE support for Windows:
>>Linux also supports PAE (as of kernel 2.4 at least),
>>and can address all 64GB of physical RAM, if
>>it's present. The virtual address space for any particular
>>process, however, is still limited to 3GB (Linux
>>reserves 1GB [normally] of virtual space for the kernel).
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