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Re: Fwd: Re: [opensuse-factory] Kernel clarification
  • From: Dean Hilkewich <deans.mail.list@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:26:42 -0600
  • Message-id: <4AFB1E02.2020001@xxxxxxxxx>
On 09/11/11 1:31 PM, Larry Stotler wrote:
On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Jeff Mahoney<jeffm@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
What do you mean here WRT "not sure why the PAE is even offered" ?
Because PAE is irrellavent in 64bit long mode. PAE only provides
pointers for 36bit memory addressing. x64 chips have 40+ bit memory
addressing and 64bit pointers and registers.

So, why is there a seperate PAE kernel when it's not needed?
AFIK, there is no 64-bit kernel offering with PAE. The only PAE kernel offered is on 32-bit.

Dean

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