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    Default Linux 2.6.26-rc4 Kernel Released

    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.26-rc4 Kernel Released

    With the Linux 2.6.26-rc4 kernel announcement Linus Torvalds goes on a bit of a rant surrounding users with a 32-bit x86 kernel but using PAE/HIGHMEM64G for supporting a greater memory capacity in excess of 4GB, but when you should be using the x86_64 kernel. However, for those of you in this situation, the Linux 2.6.26-rc4 kernel has a fix that should prevent some headaches caused by fallout from the recent PAT fix/cleanup patches.Aside from the fix for HIGHMEM64G users, the Linux 2.6.26-rc4 kernel has many driver updates along with CIFS/NFS/arch changes...

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    Linus Torvalds goes on a bit of a rant surrounding users with a 32-bit x86 kernel but using PAE/HIGHMEM64G for supporting a greater memory capacity in excess of 4GB, but when you should be using the x86_64 kernel.
    Heh, nothing like running a dragster on 87 octane pump fuel.

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