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SubjectRe: mmap for more than 2GB
On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, Mihail Ionescu wrote:

> I am currently working on the porting of some programs from Solaris to
> Linux. The main problem I have is that the original programs heavily use
> mmap in order to access very big files (more than 4GB) (since it is a
> 64 bits operating system), but on Linux mmap will fail. Is there any clean
> way to solve this problem?

You could use a machine with 64 bits of address space.

Linux on Intel hardware cannot mmap() more than about
2 GB per process since the hardware doesn't support


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