Bug 444793 - Misleading kernel-PAE description
Misleading kernel-PAE description
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Don Zickus
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2008-04-30 12:27 EDT by Steve Bonneville
Modified: 2009-02-06 15:30 EST (History)
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Description Steve Bonneville 2008-04-30 12:27:55 EDT
The kernel-PAE-2.6.18-53* packages (and presumably earlier) have a misleading
description which READS:

This package includes a version of the Linux kernel with support for up to
64GB of high memory. It requires a CPU with Physical Address Extensions (PAE).

Except that since this is a 3/1 split kernel we only *support* up to 16 GB of
RAM, even though 64GB is addressable; see http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compare/
(especially "Maximum memory: x86" and note 6).  Package description should be
reworded to reflect this; this is causing confusion internally.
Comment 1 Don Zickus 2008-04-30 12:50:02 EDT
Ok, I'll assign this to myself so I don't forget.
Comment 2 Don Zickus 2009-02-06 15:30:46 EST
I added this change under another bugzilla, so it should be included in the 5.3 kernel.

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