[linux-elitists] Dual bore - a question on diagnosis
Wed Dec 20 11:08:01 PST 2006
On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 01:49:39PM -0500, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > or some lower value (keep it less than 1 gig) to the kernel at the GRUB
> > or LILO command line. I have seen cases (with first generation Centrino
> > laptops) where this would eliminate extreme sluggishness in computers
> > with >= 1 gig of RAM and a CONFIG_HIGHMEM=y kernel.
> Okay, but let us say I have 4GB of RAM installed.
> Effectively what would that buy me? Are you saying that 3GB would be
> wasted and not be worth putting in?
> Or are you saying that 1GB would be used initially, then at some point
> later the machine would magically (or non-magically) recognize the
> additional memory giving full value.
CONFIG_HIGHMEM ? wtf is this ? 1999 ?
In the unlikely event that the computer has the one generation
of core duo that didn't have 64bit support, send it back and ask
for a real computer.
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