Total maximal size of data

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Mon Jan 25 21:42:35 CET 2010

Am 25.01.10 21:15, schrieb AlexM:
> On Jan 25, 2:03 pm, "Diez B. Roggisch"<de... at>  wrote:
>> Am 25.01.10 20:39, schrieb AlexM:
>>> On Jan 25, 1:23 pm, "Diez B. Roggisch"<de... at>    wrote:
>>>> Am 25.01.10 20:05, schrieb Alexander Moibenko:
>>>>> I have a simple question to which I could not find an answer.
>>>>> What is the total maximal size of list including size of its elements?
>>>>> I do not like to look into python source.
>>>> But it would answer that question pretty fast. Because then you'd see
>>>> that all list-object-methods are defined in terms of Py_ssize_t, which
>>>> is an alias for ssize_t of your platform. 64bit that should be a 64bit long.
>>>> Diez
>>> Then how do explain the program output?
>> What exactly? That after 3GB it ran out of memory? Because you don't
>> have 4GB memory available for processes.
>> Diez
> Did you see my posting?
> ....
> Here is what I get on 32-bit architecture:
> cat /proc/meminfo
> MemTotal:      8309860 kB
> MemFree:       5964888 kB
> Buffers:         84396 kB
> Cached:         865644 kB
> SwapCached:          0 kB
> .....
> I have more than 5G in memory not speaking of swap space.

Yes, I saw your posting. 32Bit is 32Bit. Do you know about PAE?

Just because the system can deal with more overall memory - one process 
can't get more than 4 GB (or even less, through re-mapped memory). 
Except it uses specific APIs like the old hi-mem-stuff under DOS.


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