Strange problem with 8-stable, VMWare vSphere 4 & AMD CPUs (unexpected shutdowns)

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Wed Feb 10 18:31:07 UTC 2010

On 10 February 2010 19:26, Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:
> On 10 February 2010 19:10, Andriy Gapon <avg at> wrote:
>> on 10/02/2010 20:03 Ivan Voras said the following:
>>> When you say "very unique" is it in the "it is not Linux or Windows"
>>> sense or do we do something nonstandard?
>> The former - neither Linux, Windows or OpenSolaris seem to have what we have.
> I can't find the exact documents but I think both Windows
> MegaUltimateServer (the highest priced version of Windows Server,
> whatever it's called today) and Linux (though disabled and marked
> Experimental) have it, or have some kind of support for large pages
> that might not be as pervasive (maybe they use it for kernel only?). I
> have no idea about (Open)Solaris.

VMWare documentation about large pages:

I think I remember reading that on Windows, the application must use a
special syscall to allocate an area with large pages, but I can't find
the document.

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