Marc Schmitt schmitt at
Thu Dec 12 11:06:00 CST 2002

Hi Zeki,

Kernel 2.2.x
smp: 1GB
bigmem: 4GB

Kernel 2.4.x
smp: 4GB
bigmem: 64GB

For your setup, 2.4.x smp kernel will do fine.


Zeki Mokhtarzada wrote:
> On a 2600 with dual xeons and 2gb of ram running postgresql, would it be
> better to use a standard smp kernel, or an enterprise kernel?  How much
> memory do the standard smp kernels support?  Are there other
> considerations in choosing the enterprise kernel?  I will not be using any 
> of the LVM features of the kernel and the database will be around 5 or 10 
> gigs.
> I've searched around and found that 1gb or ram is the limit for older
> kernels, but I don't know if that limit still exists.
> Thanks.
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