Re: 64 vs 32 lenny
Stefan Monnier wrote:
Well, I guess that is a matter of philosophy. I did not think a bigmem
kernel was "stock".
AFAIK "stock kernel" in this context means that I did not build my own.
I just "aptitude install linux-image-2.6.28-1-686-bigmem" and go on with
Also, we might have a discussion of the meaning of the phrase "in
practice". Personally, my "practice" is to use a 64-bit system.
Well, you said "but in practice, 64-bit is required", so if your
"practice" is to use a 64bit system, then indeed your statement is true,
tho vacuously so.
But I was wrong about it. How does a bigmem kernel address the full
Via PAE, AFAIK,
In practice, I think most people would agree that the PAE method is
unsatisfactory. Okay, change "required" to "cleaner". 64-bit is a much
"cleaner" implementation. In my opinion. It's only important if it
touches many things, affects how you use it. If you "just 'aptitude
install linux-image-2.6.28-1-686-bigmem' and go on with my life", then
it doesn't affect you in practice, so it's not important. So I was wrong.