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Re: "maximum buffer size exceeded" in 64-bit emacs 22.1.1 (64G RAM)

From: Evans Winner
Subject: Re: "maximum buffer size exceeded" in 64-bit emacs 22.1.1 (64G RAM)
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 17:37:00 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Mike <address@hidden> writes:

    I recently tried opening a 5GB file

It had to happen sometime.  someone opened the complete
works of... everybody in history concatenated into a single

    on a 64GB RAM machine

So, uh, is that standard these days?  What kind of machine
is it?  Where can I get one cheap?

    Is this supposed to work?  Is there any reason why it

I'm sorry this is a totally content-less reply.  I just
couldn't help myself.  

But there is an emacswiki page that might be useful[1].
Perhaps the OS is not really prepared to grant all 64Gb of
memory to that one process.  Even with 8 bits used for lispy
things that I didn't really pause to read carefully, I would
think 64 bit addressing gives you over 7Gb, right?


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