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Tino Schwarze wrote:
| Hi there,
| I'd just like to say: Well done. I managed to create a A1 poster at 600
| dpi - a whopping 1.1 Gig of picture data (about 20000x14000 pixels).
| While GIMP 1.2.4 crashed while rendering the fractal, GIMP 1.3.20
| managed to get it done and even save it as Postscript. Weehee!
| 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).
If you are using IA32, on linux, then yes there is a 3 Gig limit on
per-process memory. 1 gig for the kernel and 3 gigs for the process.
If you are using Opteron, Itanion, Power4, G5, UltraSPARC, or Athalon
64, then you don't have that limit.
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