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Re: How much RAM is too much?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: How much RAM is too much?
- From: Henning Brauer <lists-openbsd_(_at_)_bsws_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 11:40:07 +0100
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 09:50:18PM -0600, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:40:25PM -0700, Chris Cameron wrote:
> > It has been written a couple of times on this mailing list that due to
> > the way OpenBSD deals with memory, it'd be wise only to have as much RAM
> > in your computer as is needed. This is due to overhead in how the kernel
> > manages things (at least this is my understanding; hard topic to search
> > for).
> I'm not an expert, but my general understanding is that more than 1GB
> physical RAM requires special handling on x86, and OpenBSD is pretty
> unlikely to be tuned for such situations.
no, that's not true. I ran a machine with 1.5 GB at 2.9 days.
perhaps I still do, I forgot which one it was ;-)
there may be problems with more than 2 GB - it basically works, but
then something may not work correctly ;-)
this would be worth checking and reporting.
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