Re: linux does not see my RAM
On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 09:32:15PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > > Actually, if you don't want to take the perfs. hit caused by
> > > CONFIG_HIGHMEM, you can also play around with TASK_SIZE and KERNELBASE
> > > values in the .config :) But if you don't know what it's all about, then
> > > don't even try ! Besides, it will break yaboot.
> > Benh, do you know how much the performance hit is ?
> Nope. Never actually measured :)
Ben and Sven,
I did not make any precise and measurements, but I am running
numerically intensive algorithms (MCMC and approximate dynamic
programming, they use quite a bit of memory too) which I time. I
compared the log files with the ones before HIGHMEM kernels, and I see
no change in performance that is outside the range of measurement
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