newbie requests advice.

George France france at handhelds.org
Mon Jun 18 13:30:55 EDT 2001


On Monday 18 June 2001 11:01, Sean Dilda wrote:

> > On Sat, 16 Jun 2001, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 03:30:35PM -0700, Adam Shand 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.

The total amount of DRAM is not the issue. It is the amount a DRAM  that a 
single process can use.  64Gbyte with a 3Gbyte limit per process is not very 
useful. He needs a true 64-bit system, like an alpha. 

 --George

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