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SubjectRe: 4g/4g for 2.6.6


On Sun, 23 May 2004, Jeff Garzik wrote:
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> Sorta like I'm hoping that cheap and prevalent 64-bit CPUs make PAE36
> and PAE40 on ia32 largely unnecessary. Addressing more memory than 32
> bits of memory on a 32-bit CPU always seemed like a hack to me, and a
> source of bugs and lost performance...

I agree. I held out on PAE for a longish while, in the unrealistic hope
that people would switch to alpha's.

Oh, well. I don't expect _everybody_ to switch to x86-64 immediately, but
I hope we can hold out long enough without 4g that it does work out this
time.

Linus
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