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Re: can a 32 bit process use more than 2GB?



ESGLinux wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> are you sure? you can address 4G but for the design of the kernel you only
> have 2GB

I'm certain you have access to the full 4GB.

> 
> http://kerneltrap.org/node/2450
> http://web.archive.org/web/20080424081633/lwn.net/Articles/75174/
> 
> <http://web.archive.org/web/20080424081633/lwn.net/Articles/75174/>thanks,
> 
> ESG


You said you were running the 64bit kernel. Those articles refer to a 32bit kernel.

With a 64bit kernel a 32bit process can access 4GB of VM (normal per-process
limits apply, of course).

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