Re: 960MB limitation for 2.2 ?

Martin Mares (
Sat, 5 Dec 1998 18:08:15 +0100


> How many programs for "normal" (=non computer geek able to recompile kernel :-)
> users requires 3GB address space ? But I bet that A LOT OF peoples not able to
> recompile kernel who will try to use Linux on computers with 1-2Gb of RAM
> before 2.4 (3.0?) will be out... So such change will affect mostly geeks who
> able to help himself but will help to a lot of dumb users who are not able to
> help himself via kernel recompilation.

Both programs requiring 3GB of address space and programs requiring 2GB
of physical RAM are rare, but both types sometimes occur in real world
-- SQL servers are happy with lots of RAM, object-oriented databases
prefer lots of address space and you'll surely find people who would
like to run either of them and are unable to recompile the kernel.

Have a nice fortnight

Martin `MJ' Mares   <>
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
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