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Re: 4G/4G kernel patch dropped



Am Dienstag, den 04.01.2005, 13:24 +0100 schrieb Arjan van de Ven:
> On Tue, 2005-01-04 at 04:11 -0800, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> > A bit of googling indicates that the 4G:4G patch is needed for systems with 
> > a lot of RAM (eg. 32 GB or more)
> 
> and for people with less ram but who want to run java with lots of
> threads... in that case you care a lot about the extra 1Gb of userspace
> address space. Even with a moderate amount of threads this makes the
> java garbage collector run less frequently -> nicer performance ;)

Well, remains the question, why the 4G:4G patch has been dropped now.
Would be quite interesting to know (after all the pain that patch caused
in some circumstances but which are mostly resolved now)

Peter





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