Subject: Re: savecore_flags="-z"
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 12/02/1999 15:44:22
In message <199912022235.OAA14076@lestat.nas.nasa.gov>,
Jason Thorpe writes:
>The i386 port does not assume it can map all of physical memory at once.
So if i had a Xeon motherboard with >4 gigs of memory, or even >2gigs,
what'd be needed to get NetBSD to use it all? I know some Lisp users
who're currrently using L**** who'd really like that.
> > Does NetBSD already support phyical memory > max process virtual
> > address space on non-x86 hardware, like the Sun hardware Eduardo
> > mentioned, where the kernel can't map all of physical memory (or was
> > that a Solaris kernel?)
>Dunno. Though, I would assume that e.g. the SPARC pmap can cope with
>it, considering that it already has to use > 32-bit physical space just
>to access e.g. Sbus and on-board devices...
Yep. May not be quite the same thing as simultaneously mapping more
than 2^32 of physical memory, though.