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SubjectRe: test10-pre2
On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 02:23:44PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> ... but on a 3-level page table (whether with PAE on x86 or on alpha),
> you could easily just decide to limit the vmalloc() area to a a gigabyte
> or two and handle it with just one PGD entry..

I'm undecided. For normal usage, certainly there's no issue there.
But I was thinking about TUX-like kernel applications running on big
memory machines -- you'd now only be able to use 8G of the 32G you
purchased because of lack of vmalloc space.

Perhaps it's just not worth worrying about.

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