Implementing file reading in C/Python

Steve Holden steve at
Tue Jan 13 03:29:15 CET 2009

sturlamolden wrote:
> On Jan 12, 1:52 pm, Sion Arrowsmith <si... at>
> wrote:
>> And today's moral is: try it before posting. Yeah, I can map a 2GB
>> file no problem, complete with associated 2GB+ allocated VM. The
>> addressing is clearly not working how I was expecting it too.
> The virtual memory space of a 32 bit process is 4 GB.
After my last post I should also point out

a) That was specific to 32-bit processes, and

describes the situation better, and outliones some steps you can take to
get relief.

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