Maximum Memory available to Kernel

Florenz Kley florenz.kley at
Wed Jan 15 20:38:00 CST 2003

--On Wednesday, January 15, 2003 09:21:44 +1100 Norman Gaywood 
<norm at> wrote:

> I'm running a PE6600 with 16GB of RAM with RH8.0. With this setup it is
> quite easy to trigger a VM problem by simply copying a large amount of
> data. In this state the 2.4.18 kernel can go from slow to unusable quite
> quickly.

care to try Redhat 2.4.9-e.10enterprise, or SuSE 2.4.18-224 ? They hold up 
quite nicely, also on a 12 GB machine.

do they survive your test case?


florenz.kley at
Dell Computer Corporation at the SAP LinuxLab

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