Home > FreeBSD > FreeBSD 5.x Boots on x86-64; Shatters 4GB RAM Barrier on IA32-x86 FreeBSD 5.x Boots on x86-64; Shatters 4GB RAM Barrier on IA32-x86 Eugenia Loli 2003-04-09 FreeBSD 12 Comments Daily Daemonnews reports that support for PAE and bigger than 4GB Ram on x86 has been committed to FreeBSD -current. Also, Peter Wemm posted a message showing a dmesg output of a real AMD Clawhammer x86-64 processor booting up 5.0-CURRENT. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 12 Comments 2003-04-09 6:49 pm It’s nice to see the kernel up and running, but it will be more interesting when it can actually execute a process. Meanwhile: CPU: AMD ClawHammer(tm) (3.14-MHz Hammer-class CPU) 3.14MHz? Wonder what it’s really clocked at. I can only assume this is the kernel misidentifying the clock speed… 2003-04-09 7:00 pm It’s only that Peter Wemm promised AMD not to talk about the actual clock speed so he changed it to 3.14Mhz… 2003-04-09 7:13 pm How unlikely would it be for this Hammer to run at 3.14 GHz.? 2003-04-09 7:46 pm that a 2.16GHz Athlon XP performs on par with a 3.06GHz P4, a 3.14GHz hammer would in all likelihood be deserving of a 4000+ rating or perhaps even better. And those likely to use the chip in the first year or so will realize that, so I don’t see how saying “Hey, it’s 3.14GHz” would hurt AMD at all. 2003-04-09 8:15 pm Timecounter “TSC” frequency 3141592 Hz CPU: AMD ClawHammer(tm) (3.14-MHz Hammer-class CPU) It looks like it runs at pi MHz 🙂 2003-04-09 8:19 pm I think it’s safe to say they’re disguising the real clock speed. 2003-04-09 8:54 pm FreeBSD 5.0 on a 64-Bit chip, Clawhammer or whatever. We’ve entered the next phase of computing, baby!!! I just hope the major app companies can see the various platform that are moving forward and finally decide that their decision to avoid open source archectecture no longer will work with their business plans; ADOBE Yeah Adobe, get me off Windows. This year. C’mon. Vic 2003-04-09 10:21 pm Yeah Adobe, get me off Windows. This year. C’mon. It’s called MacOS X 2003-04-09 10:57 pm Really? That sounds great!!! Where can I buy it for my Athlon box? I would really like to see if it could replace Linux on my box. Thanks Derek 2003-04-09 11:10 pm I’m not to blame if the hardware you decided to purchase does not allow for the applications you desire to run on top of a Unix environment. 2003-04-09 11:45 pm The hardware that I buy does allow me to run the applications I desire on top of a UNIX environment. 2003-04-10 6:07 pm My hardware does too…. so whats the point of us both posting this?