Kernel 2.4.18-26 Question

Adam Williams awilliam at
Mon Mar 10 16:10:01 CST 2003

Run top or free -ot on the server.  If it shows around 960M of ram, then
you need to use bigmem.  But I don't know if bigmem has SMP support or
not.  You could put on bigmem and then use top or cat /proc/cpuinfo and
see if it reports one or 2 processors.


On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Brent DiNicola wrote:

> I know these aren't PowerEdge machines but,
> we have Dell WS 530 machines with 2 gig ram
> and 2.4ghz dual proc. I was wondering, I am
> running the -smp kernel, should I be using
> the -bigmem instead? I am going to soon upgrade
> these to -26 as it sounds like the tg3 and
> bcm5700 troubles are settling down. I have
> all BCM5700 Cards in these so I have been
> waiting until the kernel settles. Which kernel
> should I use.. smp or bigmem? (btw.. these
> do heavy simulations and also ALOT of NFS)
> Brent
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