[Frugalware-devel] i686 and PAE.

Marius Cirsta mforce2 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 15:21:56 CEST 2011


 Well I for one agree, if you're going to get so much RAM , get a 64
bit CPU and install the x64 version. There's really no need for PAE in
my opinion.

On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at frugalware.org> wrote:
> 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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