Limit on memory allocation?

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Sat Jan 13 14:37:00 GMT 2001


At 02:55 PM 1/13/2001, Richard Stanton wrote:
>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
>account?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Richard Stanton


I know there's better information about this in the mail archives but this
was all I could come up with quickly.  This should get you on the right 
path though...

http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin/1999-11/msg00443.html








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