Subject: Re: observations on a large-memory system.
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/19/2001 15:22:33
On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 05:16:55PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

 > In our 200,000 vnode case we're discussing, we're talking about wiring down
 > 20MB in the kernel for vnodes.  Is this less problematic now than it was
 > then?

We've since given the i386 a bit more breathing room in terms of KVA,
and on platforms like the Alpha, which use direct-mapped segments for
pool items, it's simply not an issue.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>