On Sat, Jul 18, 1998 at 04:44:03AM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 17, 1998 at 06:58:07PM -0700, Greg Chesson wrote:
> > I think you'd want to extend the design limit (XKSEG0) beyond 1 TB
> > to handle the next rev of silicon. I'd suggest 64 TB (48 bits) as
> > the appropriate goal.
> As far as the maximum amount of RAM goes, no problem. The only assumption
> which I make is that the entire available memory is visible in XKSEG0,
> whatever it's size is. That means the actual design limit is the maximum
> possible size of XKSEG0 for the MIPS 64bit architecture which is 2^62 bytes.
Ooops, the real limit is of course how much memory can be presented in XKPHYS
which is a bit less, just 2^58 bytes or 4 exabytes. XKSEG or XKSSEG would
be used for kernel virtual memory which usually isn't used very much under
Linux - it's virtual, but not swappable.