[sldev] Numbers on 32-bit vs 64-bit Linux deskop adoption

Henri Beauchamp sldev at free.fr
Wed Jun 10 13:36:35 PDT 2009

On Tue, 09 Jun 2009 10:03:07 -0700, Dzonatas Sol wrote:

> Soft wrote:
> > It would also be great to see any numbers on 32- vs 64-bit
> > performance, for any of you producing 32- and 64-bit stand-alone
> > viewers. 64-bit would make setup easier. It would be helpful to know
> > of any other gains.
> 32bit systems are limited to 4GB of main memory, but many motherboards 
> limit that further to only 2-3GB .

This is wrong. 32bits systems can use up to 64GB of RAM, with 2.6 Linux
kernels... It's just a matter of compiling the kernel with the right

Processor type and feature
 --> High memory support
  --> 64GB (HIGHMEM64G)


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