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Re: What is the maximum physical RAM for a 32bit MIPS core?

Subject: Re: What is the maximum physical RAM for a 32bit MIPS core?
From: <nick@snowman.net>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 06:16:49 -0500 (EST)
Cc: linux-mips <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0202060948190.20126-100000@vervain.sonytel.be>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
The fact that idiot marketoids in some moronic HD maker decided "GB" ment
"billion bytes" is not a good excuse for useing the term to refer to
anything that has never been polluted this way.  It's not an excuse to use
it to refer to things that have been polluted this way either, but that
won't stop ppl.  How bout you say GB is gigabits and claim ~549 of your
mythical "GB"?
        Nick

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Bradley D. LaRonde wrote:
> > As already mentioned, a MIPS TLB entry typically can point with 36 bits
> > (that's 67TB of address space?) at physical memory.  If you have more than
> 
> At bit less: 64 GiB or approx. 69 GB :-)
> 
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
> 
>                                               Geert
> 
> -- 
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- 
> geert@linux-m68k.org
> 
> In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
> when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like 
> that.
>                                                           -- Linus Torvalds
> 


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