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RE: [K12OSN] Client RAM question



On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 13:36, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 15:12, Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
> > >
> > Les,
> > 	my actual experience with bigmem kernels was very, very sobering.
> > The systems run slowly and erratically at best and were crashing at worst.
> > When i try to remember the tricks i was employing in the far away years of
> > the previous century to get my little Datapoint to access more than 64K
> > memory, i can see why it is a good idea to just have the wider data path
> > julius
> 
> That must be ancient history or something specifically to do with
> k12ltsp apps.  I have several dual-xeons with 6 Gigs RAM running RH9
> bigmem as shipped by Penguin and they have run for months without
> problems and I run a mix of bigmem and normal SMP kernels on a set
> of 4GB machines and could never tell any difference in production
> (also a mix of fedora and RH9).

Ditto that. I've used the bigmem kernel off and on with my dual Xeon w/
4 GB RAM running K12LTSP 3.1.x/RH9 w/o noticing much/any difference, not
surprisingly. I experienced no stability problems whatsoever.

-Dan Young
-Parkrose School District



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