Re: High Mem Options

Bill Davidsen (
Sat, 8 Mar 2003 21:41:20 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Michael Vergoz wrote:

> Right, but if the pagetable pointing to a different 4GB subsets of memory.
> The performance of the system can be disastrous, not?

No. It may be measurable, but I've seen posts from very competent people
indicating that penalties of 2-5% are usual. Swapping to disk is going to
hurt a lot more than that, so if a system has lots of processes more
memory is usually better.

Maybe some of the benchmark gurus can point you to numbers on this.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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