malloc() over 4Gb

James Van Artsdalen james-freebsd-amd64 at
Mon Feb 16 16:47:52 PST 2004

> From: ml at
> Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 14:00:39 +0000
> I went out and bought the box and it does indeed seem to malloc() over
> 4Gb. However, if you change the allocation from 7*GB to 8*GB in your
> sample program, it still keels over inside malloc()!
> Do you know if there's any sort of 8Gb clamp in this OS?! Cheers!

What does ulimit -d say?

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