Re: Kernel vs user memory

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Jan 17 2009 - 02:27:28 EST

sidc7 wrote:
> One last question, which one of the two lowmem or highmem kernel is most
> commonly used on contemporary linux boxes. I am guessing highmem kernel ?
> Thanks for the quick replies, helped a lot

For PCs, 32 bit is generally highmem, and 64 bits is lowmem. Most
embedded systems are lowmem.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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