livecode on xubuntu 13.10

Martin Baxter mblivecode at harbourhosting.co.uk
Sun Dec 22 16:04:13 EST 2013


On 22/12/13 20:57, Fraser Gordon wrote:
> On 22/12/2013 20:50, Martin Baxter wrote:
>> I do like being able to use all the installed ram however, and 32bit of
>> course can't. Livecode is probably not the only app I will have in
>> memory once I get down to work.
> 
> Unlike Windows XP (which originally had, but later removed the feature
> due to buggy drivers), any modern 32-bit Linux distro should support and
> use PAE, a CPU feature that allows use of more than 32-bits-worth/4GB of
> RAM. (Enabling PAE is in fact required on the x86 architecture for
> supporting no-execute pages).
> 
> This doesn't allow for use of more than 4GB of RAM per process (unless
> you're running some sort of enterprise database that uses special
> techniques) but it does mean all your RAM gets used.
> 

Well that's great to know. I think the last time I actually checked my
facts on this *WAS* indeed some years ago.

Martin





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