--- Dag-Erling Smorgrav <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Doug White <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > It's limited to MAXDSIZ (max data size).
> Not quite - the size of the data segment is limited to the value of
> 'limits -d', which starts out at DFLDSIZ and cannot be larger than
> MAXDSIZ. Likewise, the size of the stack is limited to the value of
> 'limits -s', which cannot be larger that MAXSSIZ. I don't think
> there's a limit on text size (other than "total address space minus
> kernel address space"), but a very large text segment will obviously
> limit the size of the data and stack segments.
> > You can raise this up to 2GB or
> > so, but you will eventually hit the KVM boundary. I don't recall what the
> > KVM limit is right now, I thought it was 2GB but I think it was reduced
> > recently ...
> The kernel address space used to be 256 MB in 3.x, but was bumped to 1
> GB before 4.0-RELEASE. See FAQ list entry 17.15.
Which FAQ is that? The online FAQ at
Only has "funnies" for section 17, and doesn't go up to 17.15.
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