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Re: Warning starting Emacs (Cygwin)

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Warning starting Emacs (Cygwin)
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2008 16:24:27 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't understand the code in check_memory_limits is trying to do.
> rlim_cur and rlim_max are the "soft limit" and "hard limit" for the
> amount of memory the Emacs process can possibly occupy; so why are we
> interested in comparing the two?  There's no guarantee that this has
> anything to do with the amount of memory Emacs actually consumes.

Never mind, I take that back.  This was based on a misreading of the
getrlimit manpage.

So yeah, who Eli said.  (Though it might be easier to simply use a
cygwin conditional than what he suggested.)

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