grep: memory exhausted

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Wed Nov 29 22:30:50 PST 2006

On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 11:41:23PM -0500, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Try increasing this.  I think grep mmaps the file, so the large file
> could be exceeding your limit.

According to the manpage, grep uses read(2) unless you specify --mmap
which then (obviously) uses mmap(2).

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