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Re: Wiki Edits: adding Richard's comment about mach's memory management
Re: Wiki Edits: adding Richard's comment about mach's memory management issues
Thu, 8 Nov 2018 23:52:55 +0100
Joshua Branson, le mer. 07 nov. 2018 12:00:48 -0500, a ecrit:
> -Just like any 32-bit OS without bad tricks, GNU Mach can not cope well with
> -of memory. Latest versions of the Debian `gnumach` package will limit
> -to around 1.7 GiB of memory. If you want more, you can twiddle the
> -limit between kernelland and userland in `i386/include/mach/i386/vm_param.h`.
> +The 830MB RAM limit has been removed, but just like any 32-bit OS without
> bad tricks,
> +GNU Mach can not cope well with lots of memory. Latest versions of the
> Debian `gnumach`
> +package will limit themselves to 3 GiB of memory. If you want more, you can
> +the `VM_MAX_ADDRESS` limit between kernelland and userland in
> +`i386/include/mach/i386/vm_param.h`, but glibc and the hurd servers will not
> +well with less than 1 GB.
Mmm, this is outdated. Richard implemented the highmem mapping support
needed to manage more than 2-3GiB of memory, so we don't have that
limitation any more. It's however still useful to mention that managing
a lot of memory with 32bit systems is a bit costly and the 64bit port
would help on this.