DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-09
Re: 12GB RAM with DfBSD?
Emiel Kollof wrote:
On Wednesday 07 September 2005 11:22, Filip Wuytack wrote:
But I was wondering before I start playing around if DF can address the full
12GB at all in it's current state? Or do I have to use any tricks? If i
would get it run, I'm happy to do any benchmarks or stress tests with df if
there's an interest...
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 :)
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
It seems to me that their natural target, servers, will in the near
future more often then not be configured with > 4GB.