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SubjectRe: [Lse-tech] Re: maximum possible memory limit ..
Andi Kleen wrote:
> > Linux supports up to 4 GB (~2^32 bytes) of memory on 32-bit
> > architectures and 64 GB (~2^36 bytes) on x86 with PAE. No other
> That's far too optimistic. 64GB will need patches, like the pgcl
> patch. It is unlikely to work out of the box. Just do the math.

[explanatory math snipped]

> Realistic limit currently is ~16GB with an IA32 box. For more you need

This means ~16GB is available on IA32 right now with vanilla kernels,
and 64GB is available from vendors who are willing to apply the pgcl
patch. Conclusion: Linux supports 64GB on IA32

> an 64bit architecture.

> > On 64-bit systems, Linux supports up to 16 EB (~2^64 bytes) of memory

That statement is OK?


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