[CentOS] To PAE or not to PAE...

Thu Jul 22 19:25:28 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 7/22/2010 1:50 PM, Markus Falb wrote:
> On 22/07/2010 19:58, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>>> What is a program supposed to do to get at "that extra RAM" then ?
>>> Just curious ;-)
>> AFAIK, it must be specifically compiled for it...
> I always thought PAE is quite transparent thing for user programs. PAE
> is a hardware feature and hardware management is a kernel task after
> all, isnt it ? The kernel has to be compiled for PAE, of course.
> What I want to say: I do not know about "programming techniqes to
> exploit PAE".

Make the decision a lot easier:  add another 4 gig of RAM to the box and 
install the PAE kernel.  win/win.  For just 4 gigs it's probably a wash 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com