State of the 64bit?

Tom Browder tom.browder at
Wed Oct 20 02:37:25 UTC 2010

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 17:16, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at> wrote:
> Nope, not large-file support but large memory support. The enterprise
> kernel would allow you to use more than 4G of RAM. Large file support
> was always there when it became available. Like when XFS, a 64-bit
> filesystem, was added to 2.4 well before the AMD Hammer was released
> although the 32-bitness did limit the largest file possible from 8 EB to
> 16TB. The definition of 'Large file support' however is support for
> files larger than 2GB regardless of maximum possible size.

Thanks for setting the record straight, Christopher.

Best regards,


Thomas M. Browder, Jr.
Niceville, Florida

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