On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 01:12:33PM +0100, Sven Neumann wrote:

> > [1] Working ain't gonna be fun - I once had an A1 poster at 300 dpi on
> > an 6 GB machine and GIMP's swap grow as large as another 6 GB since GIMP
> > didn't seem to be able to use more than 2 or 3 GB of memory altogether.
> > (Is there a known limitation regarding maximum usable memory?)
> The operating system imposes a limit on the maximum amount of memory
> that can be allocated by a process. IIRC the limit is 3GB on Linux. 

Ah, then it was probably this limit.

> Of course there's also a physical limit and you would need a 64bit CPU
> in order to use more than 4GB.

There's PAE36 or High memory[1]. You only need a kernel compiled with 4GB
or 64GB support (the machine was Xeon with 6 GB).

Bye, Tino.

[1] Works like EMS from old DOS times. :-|

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