FreeBSD AMD64 malloc(), mmap()
kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Jan 24 19:46:14 PST 2004
On Sat, Jan 24, 2004 at 11:35:20PM +0000, descarte at fruitbat.demon.co.uk wrote:
> Hi. I can't find a direct answer for these two linked questions, hence
> the query to this email address.
> We're looking into FreeBSD running on Athlon64 processors to give us the
> ability to handle seriously huge datasets. We did buy a G5 machine, but
> their implementation of BSD seems still only able to malloc() up to a
> 4Gb process limit which is hardly what their advertising says!
> Therefore, does the AMD64 FreeBSD port allow you to malloc() or mmap()
> past this 4Gb per process limit. We're typically wanting to address up
> to 256Gb in a single process.
> Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this.
I believe the answer is 'yes', but you should ask on the freebsd-amd64
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