[rhelv6-list] is there a way to use more than 16gb memory on 32bit RHEL6

delhage at gmail.com delhage at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 00:41:29 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 01:21, Alois Treindl <alois at astro.ch> wrote:
> The memory limit for 32bit RHEL6 seems to be 16 Gb
> Is there a way to raise this limit to 32 gb, as I happen to have two
> machines with 32 gb?
> I have test instaell RHEL6 on one of sees, and it uses only 16 gb out of the
> available 32 gb.

16GB is the support limit for x86, see http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compare

> I know that I can use more memory if I switch to 64bit Linux.
> I would prefer to stay with 32bit, though, for software compatibility
> reasons.

You should really switch to 64-bit, and fix the "software
compatibility reasons" instead.


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