Limit on memory allocation?

Richard Stanton
Sat Jan 13 11:55:00 GMT 2001

Does cygwin/gcc have a limit on how much memory it can allocate under Win2k?

In particular, from my testing it seems that if the total amount of memory I
allocate in my C program using malloc calls exceeds the total amount of
PHYSICAL memory on my system (128MB), the allocation fails, even though I
asked Win2k to set up a 1GB paging file on my hard drive. Is there any way
to avoid this restriction, and have malloc take the virtual memory into


Richard Stanton

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