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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: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 13:07:13 +0100 (MET)
Cc: linux-mips <>
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0202060614020.4158-100000@ns>
On Wed, 6 Feb 2002 wrote:
> 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"?

Then I would say `Gb' (lower case b).

> 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 :-)

But the main issue here was: tera vs. giga.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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.
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