PEA kernel in FreeBSD 7.0

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Wed Nov 19 05:36:02 PST 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 08:25:44PM +0700, Olivier Nicole wrote:
> Hi,
> I am about to install few brand new servers, each with 8GB RAM.
> If I choose to use 7.0, will I have to use PEA kernel to be able to
> access the total memory?

Some clarification: the term is PAE, not PEA.  It's important you refer
to it as PAE, because the kernel option is actually called that; if you
typo it, it won't work.  :-)

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