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Re: 12GB RAM with DfBSD?

From: Emiel Kollof <coolvibe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 12:07:07 +0200

On Wednesday 07 September 2005 11:59, Filip Wuytack wrote:
> Emiel Kollof wrote:


> > AFAICR, DragonFly doesn't do PAE, so more than 4 GB won't be addressable.
> > I don't know of any plans to implement PAE though. It's kind of a bitch
> > to do for IA32. It also doesn't do 64-bit long mode yet, but if we did,
> > 12GB would be perfectly okay :)
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Emiel
> Thanks. I'll have to stick to FreeBSD then... :(
> Do know when DragonFly would support 64-bit? Can DF easily be ported to
> AMD64 (have any of the changes the DF team to their 4.x FBSD kernel made
> this step more trivial) or does it come down to a full rewrite of DF for
> 64bit?

In the near future, yes. Is it easy? I have no idea. Ask Matt :)

> It seems to me that their natural target, servers, will in the near
> future more often then not be configured with > 4GB.

Total agreement.

If it's Tuesday, this must be someone else's fortune.

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