Re: 960MB limitation for 2.2 ?

Fri, 4 Dec 1998 23:41:58 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Kurt Garloff wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> Linux-2.2 is likely to be released within the next few months.
> I think people will start to use it then, maybe upgrade to 2.2.XX and staying
> with that for a long time, just as a lot of people stay with 2.0 kernels.
> There will be probably quite some 2GB iA32 machines in, say, a year or two.
> (And while I hope, people switch to better architectures such as alpha, they
> won't.)
> You can predict what will happen: People tell: "No, Linux does not support
> 2GB (not even 1GB) RAM, unless you do strange kernel hacking." (And a lot of

if you have followed how 2.1 evolved, it _was_ actually a kernel config
option when my patch went in. So people started playing with it and it was
very easy to mess the kernel up. Yes it had a help entry. It happened a
few times, then the config option was removed.

-- mingo

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