Talk:POWER9 Hardware Compatibility List/PCIe Devices

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What is the impact of incomplete PCIe address space (eg. 40 instead of 64 bits)?

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> Incomplete memory addressing support. The PCIe architecture specifies a 64-bit address space. > Some I/O devices try to economize on this by only implementing e.g. 40 bits for their addressing, > rendering them incapable of addressing host memory which lies above address 240. (Firmware patches to work around this are pending.)

2^40 means 1 TB of RAM. Does this mean I can still use this these PCIe devices without any unwanted side-effects if I do not have more than 128 GB RAM?