newbie requests advice.
agrajag at scyld.com
Mon Jun 18 08:57:34 PDT 2001
On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > > > * Some of our jobs can use upwards of 4Gb of RAM, from my understanding
> > > > 3Gb is the maximum that a single process can address with 2.4 kernel.
> > > > Is this limitation something that Network Virtual Memory can help with?
> > >
> > > No. You'll need a real 64-bit chip for this.
> > Err.. not quite. The 2.4 kernel supports up to 64G of RAM on an ia32
> > machine.
> that's not the question. ia32 is indeed now and forever limited to 4G VM.
> and currently, 3G of it is available to the process.
What I'm trying to say is that this has changed in the 2.4 kernel. A
system can now support up to 64G of RAM with each process able to
address up to 4G in the VM.
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