On 24-Sep-2003, Tino Schwarze wrote:
> BTW: Is it possible that there is a 3 Gig limit on per-process memory?
> The machine has 6 GB, no ulimits and I got a "could not allocate x
> bytes" message when I gave 3 Gig tile cache to GIMP (it took about 500
> Meg for other stuff, so I settled with 2.5 GB tile cache and still got a
> 3 Gig swap file plus 3 Gig memory usage).

Its up to how your os and processor arch works. Like, x86 has a limit of
4 gigs per process, and Linux is defaultly setup for something like 3 gigs for
the process, 1 for the kernel. You could be hitting that.

Patrick "Diablo-D3" McFarland || [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to
repetitive electronic music." -- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989

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