DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-09
Re: 12GB RAM with DfBSD?
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 02:42:10PM +0200, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
how did it work on alpha then?
How many Alphas do you know with more than 4 GB RAM? :-)
To answer both questions, there are Alpha machines with large physical
memory sizes but only upto 4GB was addresseable. Entry level systems
support up to 8GB and high end systems can support up to 512GB. The
person who could really answer these questions is Wilko Bulte. :-)
I am pretty sure of this fact (only 4GB addresseable) but I don't mind
being corrected as I have only worked on Alpha systems about 8 times so far.
In fact, the kernel will only be able to use about 1 to 2G of that since
it is partitioned for the userspace as well. In anycase, this discussion
is moot because we are not planning to support the Alpha platform because
last I checked it was discontinued.