Sean McAvoy sean.mcavoy at
Tue Apr 30 11:33:01 CDT 2002

You don't actually need a system with >4gb of ram. if you have 0-978mb
(or something less then 1gb), you select no highmem. if you have 1gb-4gb
you enable the 4gb option. I'm compiling on Debian 3.0.

On Tue, 2002-04-30 at 11:20, Seth Mos wrote:
> On 30 Apr 2002, Sean McAvoy wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've had some problems lately with the highmem option enabled and XFS.
> > Do you have any system with XFS and highmem (4gb+ RAM) enabled, and if
> > so have you had any odd crashing problems? Thanks!
> What kernel are you running and what sort of machine?
> I don't have acces to a machine with >4GB ram so I can't comment on that.
> Arjan van de Ven also told me that there might be highmem problems when
> the kernel is compiled with the older kgcc compiler. So can you try
> compiling the kernel with a late gcc-2.96 like -85 or -98 if I remember
> correctly.
> Have you already searched the linux-xfs mailinglist archives at
> ?
> There are some other people running a config like this AFAIK.
> Cheers
> Seth
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