Is there any way to increase the KVM?

Ender ender at
Sun Jun 1 13:32:27 UTC 2008

Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 04:43:48PM +0800, Tz-Huan Huang wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 4:03 AM, Maslan <maslanbsd at> wrote:
>>> Your are right PAE is for i386, i mean try running i386 freebsd with
>>> PAE enabled rather than amd64. PAE will let you access 64GB which is
>>> far than you got.
>> The whole 8G physical memory is available in our system, the point we
>> concerned is that the kernel cannot use more than 2G memory in kernel
>> space.
> Your concern is justified; I don't think Maslan understands what it is
> you're describing.  Yes, there is a 2GB limit for kmem_size.  Yes, that
> limit applies to both i386 (with or without PAE) and amd64.  Yes, it's a
> problem.  And yes, it's absolutely a problem (especially when it comes
> to ZFS).
Exactly. If you have to use ZFS in production I would suggest the new 
2008.05 live cd / installer
>> Since the server is on line now, we cannot re-install it to i386 to check this.
>> We'll try it if we have spare machines.
> Don't bother -- it won't fix the problem you're reporting.

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