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SubjectRe: Maybe a VM bug in 2.4.18-18 from RH 8.0?
On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 11:36:15AM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>> United Linux at least has tested this according to
>> http://www.unitedlinux.com/en/press/pr111902.html
>> Hardware functionality is exploited through advanced features such as
>> large memory support for up to 64 GB of RAM
>> so I'm sure Andrea's VM deals with it gracefully

On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 06:23:02AM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> I'm not convinced of grace even if I were to take it from this that it
> were directly tested, which seems doubtful given the nature of the page.
> This page sounds more like CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G is an option.
> And besides, the report is useless unless it's got actual technical
> content and descriptions reported by an kernel hacker.

Well, since I've not seen recent attempts at the Right Way To Do It (TM),
there's also a remote possibility of someone changing the user/kernel
split just to get a bloated mem_map to fit. Many of the smaller apps,
e.g. /bin/sh etc. are indifferent to the ABI violation.


Bill
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