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Re: 4GB address space

"Mad Props" <madprops@gmx.net> writes:

>> Why not just buy a amd64/em64t cpu and run a 64bit kernel with 32bit
>> userland?
>> Gives you all of the 4GB (minus a few pages) without hacks or extra
>> patches and without slowdowns.
>> MfG
>>         Goswin
> The 4GB Address Space thing is one of the topics proposed as thesis at my
> university. They need it for Virtual Machines or something. 
> I have to do one and thought this might be quite interesting. I have some
> experience with kernel programming but not with Linux - and I don't know
> much about Linux internals as yet.
> So what I need to know is whether those modifications are rather
> comprehensive/complicated or not and whether it is feasible to get finished
> within 4 month...
> Cheers,
> Thomas

Go into a shop, buy an amd64 or em64t system with 4+GB ram, install
Debian, download xen, compile xen, reboot, write it all up.

Thesis done.


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