On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 06:08:17PM +0100, Daniel Egger wrote:
> On 12.11.2004, at 15:51, Sven Neumann wrote:
> >That allows you to stuff more RAM into your box but you can still only
> >give up to 4GB to a single process simply because you cannot handle
> >more than 4GB in a 32bit address space.
> You can, but not using the typical APIs. This is pretty important
> for database stuff....

Whose use case is very different than GIMP's. And you do use the typical
APIs, but the user does have to setup the shmfs on their own. And then
you have to select between the shm segments yourself.

It's a whole bunch of contortions, and all pointless since amd64
hardware is competitively priced these days.

I've tried GIMPing a 6 GB image on a 64-bit platform (8 GB of ram) and
it handles it just fine.

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