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segmentation fault when load more then 2.1 GB

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: segmentation fault when load more then 2.1 GB
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 09:57:14 -0400

On 27-Sep-2004, Daniel Heiserer <address@hidden> wrote:

| I try to load a file with 8GB into octave.
| Unfortunately it immediately crashes once it hits the 2GB barrier:
| -----------------------------------------------------
| octave:1> load ftn51.mat
| panic: Segmentation fault -- stopping myself...
| attempting to save variables to `octave-core'...
| save to `octave-core' complete
| Segmentation fault
| -----------------------------------------------------
| My machine has 24GB main memory.
| The file has 8GB:
| 8153243903 Sep 27 14:22 ftn51.mat
| I used octave 2.1.44 on Itanium2, Linux 2.4.22-11.msc-smp ia64
| However I will try 2.1.57 now.

It won't help.  This is a known problem, with no quick fix.  However,
there have been some discussions about how to start fixing it (see the
maintainers list).  So far, no one has started to do the work in a way
that will be likely to be included in a new snapshot or release.


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