[Frugalware-devel] i686 and PAE.

Krisztian VASAS iron at ironiq.hu
Sat Apr 23 16:21:01 CEST 2011

On 2011.04.23. 14:29, Miklos Vajna wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 06:26:05PM -0500, James Buren<ryuo at frugalware.org>  wrote:
>> Would it be wise to enable PAE on i686 if it is not already done? Just a
>> thought of something for 1.5.
> What are your arguments for it?
> Here are mines against it:
> - it's slow

Yes, it _was_ slow, but now till 16GB there is no real slowdown

> - it affects systems where PAE is not needed
> - show me a system with 4G of RAM whose CPU is not 64bit-capable

Just think a bit: if there is a system that needs more cpu power and 
more ram, but the application does not support 64bit (probably a binary 
application), the PAE can be useful.

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