Subject: Re: savecore_flags="-z"
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/02/1999 13:32:50
> > > (yes, i know...on machines with 64 bit addressing you could still
> > > swap)
> >even on machines with 32 bit addressing you could swap ... not all
> >that that memory is going to mapped into one process...
> of course not, no. but how can you can address more than 4gb on a 32
> bit machine? really big page tables?
No, separate page tables per process. The kernel can't map in all of
RAM but it can dish it out to a bunch of different processes. (SPARC
1000/2000 machines have been shipping with 6-8GB RAM for ages.)
Eduardo Horvath email@example.com
"I need to find a pithy new quote." -- me