[kwlug-disc] Accessing memory, 64 vs 32

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Thu Aug 20 11:57:03 EDT 2009


On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:59:43AM -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> If I've got 8 gigs of ram in my webserver, do I need to install a 64bit  
> version of linux to use that amount of Ram?  Or will the older, more  
> stable 32 bit versions work fine with that amount of memory?

You either need 64-bit, or the bigmem patch in your kernel.  I know
Debian has a kernel version with that patch in.  Don't know about other
distros.

Cheers,

Eric



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