Total maximal size of data

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Mon Jan 25 23:12:29 CET 2010


>
> Well, there actually is a way of building programs that may use more
> than 4GB of memory on 32 machines for Linux with higmem kernels, but I
> guess this would not work for python.

As I said, it's essentially paging:

  http://kerneltrap.org/node/2450

And it's not something you can just compile in, you need explicit 
code-support for it. Which python hasn't. And most other programs. So 
there is not a magic compile option.

> I'll just switch to 64-bit architecture.

That's the solution, yes :)

Diez



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