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bug#3918: maximum buffer size exceed

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#3918: maximum buffer size exceed
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 10:43:48 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.94 (gnu/linux)

tag 3918 wontfix

> Recent messages:
> File TAGS is large (288MB), really open? (y or n) 
> byte-code: Maximum buffer size exceeded
> Making completion list...
> call-interactively: Text is read-only
> call-interactively: End of buffer [8 times]
> Making completion list... [3 times]
> call-interactively: Text is read-only
> Quit
> Making completion list... [2 times]
> Loading emacsbug...done

> How can I open large file in EMACS?

IIRC, on a 64bit system, you can open files upto 2GB.
On 32bit systems, you're currently limited to 256MB only (it could be
pushed to 512MB with some changes to the C code), and going
significantly further is pretty difficult.


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