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    SubjectRe: experiences beyond 4 GB RAM with 2.4.22

    On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:

    > On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:11:49 -0300 (BRT)
    > Marcelo Tosatti <> wrote:
    > > Oh... Jens just pointed bounce buffering is needed for the upper 2Gs.
    > >
    > > Maybe you have a SCSI card+disks to test ? 8)
    > Well, I do understand the bounce buffer problem, but honestly the current way
    > of handling the situation seems questionable at least. If you ever tried such a
    > system you notice it is a lot worse than just dumping the additional ram above
    > 4GB. You can really watch your network connections go bogus which is just
    > unacceptable.

    All is fine with 4GB?

    > Is there any thinkable way to ommit the bounce buffers and still
    > do something useful with the beyond-4GB ram parts?
    > We should not leave the current bad situation as is...

    No way to omit the bounce buffers.

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