[Frugalware-devel] i686 and PAE.

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at frugalware.org
Sat Apr 23 14:38:13 CEST 2011


On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 02:29:39PM +0200, Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at frugalware.org> wrote:
> Here are mines against it:
> 
> - it's slow
> - it affects systems where PAE is not needed
> - show me a system with 4G of RAM whose CPU is not 64bit-capable

Erm, I wanted to add some reference. For example:

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1008015/linus-torvalds-itanium-threw-x86

"the only real major failure of the x86 is the PAE crud"

It's an old article, but I think it still stands. Let's not do the "PAE
crud" without double thinking.
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