Re: [PATCH] proposed addition of Documentation/bigmem.txt

Peeter Joot (
Sun, 17 May 1998 08:13:15 -0400

> Every so often, the question of how to run Linux on a machine with alot
> of memory (>900mb or so) comes up. Wouldn't it be nice if you could point
> them to a file in Documentation/? If this patch makes it into the kernel,
> you will be able to. Feedback? (Note, my email
> seems to be non-functional. So don't mail me there.)

As one of those people, I have some extra questions about this.

Why is it that the default isn't to support (say) 2Gb by default? Are there
some sort of disadvantages to machines with small memories that make this


Peeter Joot,

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