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Re: 6G memory

Monique Y. Mudama wrote:

On 2004-07-28, Jonathan Melhuish penned:
On Sunday 25 July 2004 17:57, John Summerfield wrote:
Check out Red Hat's download areas for its latest 2.4 kernel. I'm
pretty sure the Red Hat Enterprise kernels  (those with enterprise
in their names as some have smp) support more than 4 Gbytes.
Huh, I thought I was on the debian-user list?  Now you're confusing
me... ;-)

I don't see why you couldn't run a redhat-provided kernel on a debian
system.  When I use to d/l from kernel.org, did that mean I wasn't
running debian?  The horror!

Thanks M.

I suspect there are patches required. Red Hat kernels have the support, it seems from your experience that Debian doesn't. There _may_ be a Debian patch, but I think that requires a certain amount of stuffing round.

There's no FS issue with RH kernels. If the RH kernel does what you want, go for it. If you want the source, get the src.rpm. If you want to build a proper Debian kernel from the RH source, that's possible too.

Something like a third of the RH kernel source is patches: it might be more. For things like PAE.

Off hand, I can't think of any impediment to running a RH kernel on Debian, unless the NPTL causes problems, and the quickest way to find that out is to try it.



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