More then 2G of memory per process

jstoltz jstoltz at
Fri Aug 8 13:05:01 CDT 2003


Could you tell me what other patches are necessary? Also are these patches
already applied to the kernel in Taroon? It sounds like they are, I just
want to make sure.


-----Original Message-----
From: Arjan van de Ven [mailto:arjanv at] 
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 2:20 AM
To: jstoltz
Cc: 'Matt Domsch'; linux-poweredge at
Subject: RE: More then 2G of memory per process

On Thu, 2003-08-07 at 16:46, jstoltz wrote:
> I got more info from our developers. The problem we are having is the 
> current limitation is 1gig in heap and 2gig in shared memory. 
> Unfortunately, exceeding one of these is enough to start failing 
> allocation, so we've seen ourselves go down around 1.8 gig allocated. 
> (Exceeded the 1gig heap limit at this threshold, so the fact that more 
> shared was theoretically available didn't help.)
> Will the 4G/4G patch be useful in this situation?

the 4g/4g patch itself isn't enough; however if you try the taroon beta
(kernel) there are some other patches that ought to resolve the entire
situation. You can download the taroon beta from the ftp site
(in /pub/redhat/linux/beta/taroon) or (preferably) from one of the mirrors.

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