Total maximal size of data

AlexM anm12345 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 21:49:05 CET 2010


On Jan 25, 2:37 pm, "Alf P. Steinbach" <al... at start.no> wrote:
> * AlexM:
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> > On Jan 25, 2:07 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at udel.edu> wrote:
> >> On 1/25/2010 2:05 PM, Alexander Moibenko wrote:
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> >>> I have a simple question to which I could not find an answer.
> >> Because it has no finite answer
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> >>> What is the total maximal size of list including size of its elements?
> >> In theory, unbounded. In practice, limited by the memory of the interpreter.
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> >> The maximum # of elements depends on the interpreter. Each element can
> >> be a list whose maximum # of elements ..... and recursively so on...
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> >> Terry Jan Reedy
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> > I am not asking about maximum numbers of elements I am asking about
> > total maximal size of list including size of its elements. In other
> > words:
> > if size of each list element is ELEMENT_SIZE and all elements have the
> > same size what would be the maximal number of these elements in 32 -
> > bit architecture?
> > I see 3 GB, and wonder why? Why not 2 GB or not 4 GB?
>
> At a guess you were running this in 32-bit Windows. By default it reserves the
> upper two gig of address space for mapping system DLLs. It can be configured to
> use just 1 gig for that, and it seems like your system is, or you're using some
> other system with that kind of behavior, or, it's just arbitrary...
>
> Cheers & hth.,
>
> - Alf (by what mechanism do socks disappear from the washer?)

No, it is 32-bit Linux.
Alex



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