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[Xen-devel] Re: 4Gb memory limit circumventable?

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Subject: [Xen-devel] Re: 4Gb memory limit circumventable?
From: Nuutti Kotivuori <naked@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 17:28:45 +0200
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Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:
>> The 4Gb memory limit with Xen on x86 may prove to be a real issue
>> to us. So I was wondering, are there any approaches that might not
>> require too much work to support more than 4Gb of physical memory
>> on a machine?
> wouldn't getting x86-64 be the best route long term?

When dealing with customers, picking hardware is not always
possible. Also, long term still leaves atleast 6 months where an
alternate selection would be needed.

So, yes, you are right, x86_64 will be the best solution in the long
term. Regular x86 with more than 4Gb memory will most likely fade into

-- Naked

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