Re: kcore and memory questions

Marek Michalkiewicz (
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 21:56:27 +0200 (MET DST)

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

The maximum is (as far as I know) 1GB on x86 (must specify mem=...
above 64MB), probably much more (64-bit addresses) on the Alpha.

> -r-------- 1 root root 100667392 Jul 28 20:37 kcore
> Wow! Is that 100 MB file for real? What is it for?

It's not for real, it represents your RAM. It's really big -
if you want to make it smaller, remove some of your SIMMs and
send them to me :-).