Max memory + swap

Alessandro de Manzano demanzano at
Tue Sep 28 00:49:04 PDT 2004


I'm deploying a new server with FreeBSD 4.10-Release and I'll need a
quite big piece of memory.
I was thinking of installing 1 Gb of RAM plus another Gigabytes of
I seems to remember some limit / problem when RAM + swap go over 2 or
4 Gbytes total, is this true ?
(without PAE or similar things, it's a "normal" P4 machine)

I would avoid to tweak kernel parameters, if possible, like KVA pages
and similar things I don't know ;)

Anyone with similar experiences could, please, remember me actual
limits ?

Many thanks in advance!


Alessandro de Manzano

System & Network Administrator
Playstos - TIMA S.p.A.
Corso Sempione 63
20149 Milano, Italy

tel.: +39-023314153
fax : +39-02315678
email: demanzano at

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