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Re: [K12OSN] smp and bigmem kernels?



On Sun, 2003-07-27 at 23:14, Les Bell wrote:
> Duane Wilson <aaa pacifier com> wrote:
> 
> >>
> Is there any problem with using bigmem if I have 4 Gig or less?  Does
> it slow things down?
> <<
> 
> I only have a vague understanding of this aspect of the kernel, but yes, I
> understand there will be some overhead, and I suspect you'll see slightly
> increased memory usage, too (larger data structures, plus different
> alignment).
> 
> I'd say, with 4GB, you're right on the upper limit of the regular smp
> kernel, so that's the one you should use.


    I just have one more question to throw onto this pile:

    Where the heck to do you GET machines that'll accept this much
memory? (I'd also like to find where you get one of those 32-processor
x86 machines...)

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