Re: large memory support for x86

Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 13:59:54 EST

On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, Timur Tabi wrote:

> Sure it does, just like segments let 16-bit apps access more than 64KB of
> memory. If you have two selectors, each one can point to a different physical
> base address, and IIRC, the size of the physical address base can be 36 bits.
> That gives you 16 physically contiguous 4GB memory blocks.

No. The segment base and length is confined to the 32 bit address space
mapped by page tables.


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