Re: kcore and memory questions

Systemkennung Linux (
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 19:50:44 -0400 (EDT)

> > For the current implementations the absolute limits are the 36 bits
> > address bus (== 64GB) and 1TB virtual addrss space for user programs. This
> > shouldn't really be a limit for anyone (no, don't mmap your TB raid array ...)
> > but iff there is room in the architecture to grow the user address space up
> > to 2^63 bytes (8 Exabytes), the physical address space up to 2^56 bytes (64
> > Petabytes). Numbers that are pretty insane huge ...
> >
> Don't say that, those are famous last words (rember that a certain Gates
> is supposed to have said that 640k is enough for anyone ...).

Especially now that Oracle databases are caching upwards of 18 GB
on Alpha 8200s where just a year ago a 100mb cache on 32-bit server
was pretty big. Tried Alta Vista lately? You have to experience the
query speed to believe it.