Subject: Re: Is there a memory limit to NetBSD?
To: Gerald C. Simmons <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/06/2001 08:02:48
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 07:24:05AM -0700, Gerald C. Simmons wrote:

 > I searched through the supported H/W stuff on, but found
 > nothing relating to how much memory NetBSD could address.
 > Someone I was talking to yesterday, made the comment that NetBSD could only
 > address up to 2GB of memory. This WAS in reference to a MIPs platform, but I
 > was unaware than ANY platform had any such restriction.

On 32-bit MIPS, the hardware has a limit of 2GB of RAM.  Obviously, this
is going to be somewhat machine-dependent, but NetBSD has been used on
x86 machines that have 4G of RAM, and it worked quite well.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>