kcore and memory questions

Sheldon E. Newhouse (sen1@math.msu.edu)
Sat, 27 Jul 1996 20:51:23 -0400

I have two questions for you Linux experts:

1. What is the maximum amount of RAM that Linux supports in the various
architectures? Where is this information defined/stored?

2. I am running Linux version 2.0.8 (root@elsie) (gcc version 2.7.2) #4
Tue Jul 23 14:04:23 EDT 1996

Note the output of ls -l /proc | grep kcore

[root@pokie /proc]# ls -l /proc | grep kcore
-r-------- 1 root root 100667392 Jul 28 20:37 kcore

Wow! Is that 100 MB file for real? What is it for?

Thanks for the info.