cvs commit: src/sys/i386/conf PAE

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Tue Nov 8 22:46:07 GMT 2005

On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 10:12:26PM +0000, Scott Long wrote:
> scottl      2005-11-08 22:12:26 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     sys/i386/conf        PAE 
>   Log:
>   The hptmv inherently believes that a 'long' can hold a physical address.
>   This hasn't been true on i386 for at least a decade, probably longer, but
>   I'm too lazy to look up the exact year that PAE support was introduced.

FreeBSD did not get support for PAE until 2003, with 4.9 being the first
release to support it.  Support for >4G RAM (via PAE) in an x86 CPU was
first introduced with the Pentium Pro in November 1995, almost exactly a
decade ago.

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Erik Trulsson
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