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Re: support for really large buffers?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: support for really large buffers?
Date: 13 Sep 2003 00:49:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Stefan Monnier" <address@hidden> writes:

> > I haven't run gnus for a while and so when I did, somehow my
> > ~/.emacs-mail-crash-box grew to 200MB (I get lots of spam-mails) and I
> > get "Maximum buffer size exceeded".
> 
> > Can I compile emacs with support for such large buffers?
> 
> The max-buffer-size on 32bit machines was increased yesterday in Emacs-CVS
> from 128M to 256M.  There might be other limitations (some of them within
> Emacs) that can still prevent you from opening a 200M file, tho.
> I have an additional patch that pushes the limit to 512M, but it hasn't
> been accepted/installed yet.

It might be worth mentioning that XEmacs has a maximum buffer size of
about 1GB.  If it is installed, it might be easiest to just use XEmacs
once for cleaning up the gnus state, even if one does not make use of
it otherwise.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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