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SubjectRe: [FAQ?] More ram=less performance (maximum cacheable RAM)
On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 07:12:13AM -0400, Wakko Warner wrote:
> > >
> > > It also has nothing to do with Linux. Some motherboard's TAG RAM do not
> > > allow for caching more than xMB.
> >
> > I'm just proposing to update the FAQ to help people like me
> > that thinking to gain speed doubling the system ram have seen
> > a severe performance drop for certain task like compiling the
> > kernel .
> >
> > Answer :
> > It has nothing to do with Linux, maybe your motherboard's TAG Ram
> > do not allow for caching more than xMB.
> The bios has something to do with that as well. I have a dual pentium
> machine at work that was really slow. I looked in the bios and it has an
> option to cache 64mb or 512mb. speed up my kernel compiles (2.2.x) by about
> 12 minutes. (took 20, after the change, it took about 8)

Mine has this option, but kernel OOPSes with the option set to 512MB.
It's a TMC TD5TH. I've posted the OOPS before. I can post if anyone
wants to see it.


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@mail.aom.geek on or after September 1, 2001, but not until after
Debian's servers include support. 'geek' is an OpenNIC TLD. See for details about adding OpenNIC
support to your computer, or ask your provider to add support to
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