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From: "Alejandro Riveira Fernández" <ariveira@gmail.com>
To: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
Cc: Norbert Kiesel <nkiesel@tbdnetworks.com>,
	Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Why is "Memory split" Kconfig option only for EMBEDDED?
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 13:27:42 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20061209132742.7a25dcb5@localhost.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20061206131003.GF24140@stusta.de>

El Wed, 6 Dec 2006 14:10:03 +0100
Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> escribió:

> On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 01:19:08PM +0100, Norbert Kiesel wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-12-06 at 12:58 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2006-12-06 at 12:42 +0100, Norbert Kiesel wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > 
> > > > I remember reading on LKML some time ago that using VMSPLIT_3G_OPT would
> > > > be optimal for a machine with exactly 1GB memory (like my current
> > > > desktop). Why is that option only prompted for after selecting EMBEDDED
> > > > (which I normally don't select for desktop machines
> > > 
> > > because it changes the userspace ABI and has some other caveats.... this
> > > is not something you should muck with lightly 
> > > 
> > 
> > Hmm, but it's also marked EXPERIMENTAL. Would that not be the
> > sufficient?  Assuming I don't use any external/binary drivers and a
> > self-compiled kernel w//o any additional patches: is there really any
> > downside?
> 
> - Wine doesn't work (I'm not sure about VMSPLIT_3G_OPT, but
>                      VMSPLIT_2G definitely breaks Wine)

 I use VMSPLIT_3G_OPT=y and wine works just fine (only tested with one
 program). Edgy + 2.6.19-rc1



> - AFAIR some people reported problems with some Java programs
>   after fiddling with the vmsplit options
> 
> EMBEDDED isn't exactly the right way to hide it, but the vmsplit options 
> aren't something you can safely change.
> 
> > </nk>
> 
> cu
> Adrian
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2006-12-09 12:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-12-06 11:42 Norbert Kiesel
2006-12-06 11:58 ` Arjan van de Ven
2006-12-06 12:19   ` Norbert Kiesel
2006-12-06 12:45     ` Arjan van de Ven
2006-12-06 13:36       ` Norbert Kiesel
2006-12-06 21:00         ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-12-06 21:10           ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-12-06 13:10     ` Adrian Bunk
2006-12-09 12:27       ` Alejandro Riveira Fernández [this message]
2006-12-09 15:45         ` Norbert Kiesel
2006-12-09 16:01           ` Adrian Bunk
2006-12-14 14:47           ` Pavel Machek
2006-12-14 15:24             ` Norbert Kiesel
2006-12-10  4:26 linux

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