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RE: svnadmin load runs out of memory

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2003-12-07 21:39:45 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson [mailto:kevin@pilch-bisson.net]
> Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 11:52 AM
> To: Dave@JungleMoss.com; dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: svnadmin load runs out of memory
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dave Oxley [mailto:dave@daveoxley.co.uk]
> > Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 11:43 AM
> > To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> > Subject: Re: svnadmin load runs out of memory
> >
> > I think you're right about the memory. I'm not entirely sure how Windows
> > works (Who is?), but I think a program can only ever allocate a max of
> > 4Gb. The additional 2Gb may or may not be usable by other programs?
> Actually on Windows (before Windows 2003 Server 64bit), a single
> application
> can only allocate 2GB of virtual memory, but you are right, the rest of
> memory can be used by other applications, or by the OS file caching.

Actually it is _possible_, but won't happen under normal circumstances. An
app has to specifically use something called Address Window Extension (AWE),
which allows it to request blocks of memory above 2GB. But almost no apps
that I'm aware of do.

 Kevin Pilch-Bisson
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Received on Sun Dec 7 21:41:19 2003

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