[linux-elitists] Hm, editor wars

Marc MERLIN marc@merlins.org
Tue Jun 27 18:07:24 PDT 2000


On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 11:35:25AM -0700, Nick Moffitt wrote:
> begin  Marc MERLIN quotation:
> > However, as you  know, intel has gone  to 36 bit addressing to
> > break the 4G line, instead of going to 64 bit addressing...
> 
> 	My Commodore 128 had two banks of 64k RAM.  You couldn't ever
> actually address it all at once, and had to waste several cycles
> switching banks.
 
I know, I had a CPC 464 with a 64KB extension board. Same thing...

> 	My understanding, however, is that the i386 MMU will still
> only support 4G per process.

Correct (actually  less than that  since the  kernel reserves 1G,  so you're
left with 3G for processes)

Marc
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