[PATCH 0/1] [Jaunty] LP#74179 -- support for i386 machines with >3GB RAM

Ante Karamatic ivoks at grad.hr
Tue Jan 27 14:28:46 UTC 2009

On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:51:32 +0000
Andy Whitcroft <apw at canonical.com> wrote:

> Therefore I am proposing we create a new i386 only flavour generic64g
> which is identicle to the generic flavour except that it enables PAE
> and options that that requires.
> Following this email is a patch implementing this for Jaunty.
> Comments?

I don't think people will understand what generic64g means (think of
linux-generic, linux-server and linux-generic64g; what's 64g?[1]). Sure,
they could read release notes or some how to, but naming it, for
example, generic-bigmem would be self explanatory (maybe even just
bigmem). Even linux-generic-pae would make more sense, since these days
even lots of Windows users do know that 'PAE makes all memory

[1] at first, I didn't make the connection between generic64g and 64GB
limit. I don't think it's wise to put limitations in the name of the
package :)

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