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SubjectRe: 2.4.x ram issues?

On Thu, 14 Feb 2002, Pavel Machek wrote:

> Hi!
>
> > I have a problem with high ram support on 2.4.7 to 2.4.17 all behave the
> > same. I have a quad Xeon 700 box with 16gb of ram on an Intel SKA4 board.
> > The ram is all the same 16 1gb PC100 SDRAM modules from Crucial. If I
> > compile the kernel with high ram (64gb) support, my system runs very slow,
> > it takes about 15 minutes for make menuconfig to come up. If I recompile
> > the kernel with 4gb support, it runs perfectly normal and very fast, but I
> > have 12 gigs that I can't use. Is this a known issue? Is there a fix? I
> > tried just about everything and I am all out of options. Please help!
>
> What happens with 8GB?
> Pavel
> --

I didn't test with 8gb since I administrate it remotely, but 16gb is still
having issues with load jumping very high on IO. I think it needs more
work.

-E

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