Increase max data segment size?

Mark Kirkwood markir at
Fri Apr 16 17:16:06 PDT 2004

I should have mentioned that I built the kernel when the machine had 
either 512M or 1G of ram, and have subsequently added another 1G. Would 
rebuilding the kernel result in this limit being recalculated?

Mark Kirkwood wrote:

> Dear Questions:
> I have a machine with 2G of ram. I would like to be able to malloc 
> about half of it. However I keep running into the max data segment 
> size limitation:
> $ ulimit -d
> 524288

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