[K12OSN] Bigmem

Joe Guenther jguenther at chinooksedge.ab.ca
Tue Jun 22 18:48:19 UTC 2004

 ... sorry to butt in here ...

I have a dual Xeon 2.4Ghz server with 4Gb of RAM installed.  The BIOS tells
me it is all there, but KDE's control center tells me that there is only
3.32Gb RAM.

Do I need to be running the BIGMEM kernel?  what is the cutoff above which
the BIGMEM kernel is necessary?

Joe Guenther
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LANtech - Didsbury
Chinook's Edge School Div.

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com]On
Behalf Of Shawn Powers
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 9:34 AM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Bigmem

Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
> Shawn, just make sure it is a 64bit mobo that can handle large memory
> natively, otherwise you go into the grey area of "faking" the big memory.

Unfortunately, they are 32bit dual xeon MBs.  Perhaps I'll keep the 4GB
in my main LTSP server -- and experiment with the 6GB in one of the
application server (ie, the server that only runs OpenOffice)

Oh well 4GB is still a lot of ram, and I have 2 other servers that would
love to usurp the 2GB...

Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
PHN: 231-238-6868 x9174
FAX: 509-356-7024
spowers at inlandlakes.org

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