linux distro that can handle the most memory

By thelocust
Apr 29, 2005
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  1. hey noob question looking for the best linux distro that can handle 1: the largest number of hdds, 2: the largest capacity hdds. building a pvr to run mythtv on.
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Welcome to TechSpot

    They're not really distribution limited / related, but kernel limited instead, and I don't think you'll hit the limits with hardware available for mortal users.

    Linux kernel can handle "out of the box" up to 64 GB of RAM, see High Memory In The Linux Kernel for details.

    I'm not sure how many storage controllers is the maximum, but at least you can have hard disk drives from hda to hdz, as far as I know.
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    such limits are of little importance with most x86 systems, but can be of concern when dealing with other architectures such as the alpha processor.
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