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Re: Should 32-bit apps work with a 64-bit kernel?

On 02/09/2009 08:04 AM, Ron Johnson wrote:
On 02/09/2009 12:28 AM, Martin Langhoff wrote:
On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
If jed can deal with files that large, sure.  But if it expects to be
able to load the entire file into memory - as most text editors do -
stat() will be only the first of its problems.

Old vi was able to work with files larger than available RAM. I wonder
if any modern text editor today can still handle that.

I've got a 23GB text file that vim 7.2.079-1 just won't "see".

more(1) processes it, file(1) processes it, but vim displays an empty screen with "[New File]" at the bottom.

Bug #514617.

stat64("ACCOUNT_TOLL_V20_200408.UNL", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0640, st_size=23726916643, ...}) = 0 stat64("ACCOUNT_TOLL_V20_200408.UNL", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0640, st_size=23726916643, ...}) = 0
access("ACCOUNT_TOLL_V20_200408.UNL", W_OK) = 0
open("ACCOUNT_TOLL_V20_200408.UNL", O_RDONLY) = -1 EOVERFLOW (Value too large for defined data type) readlink("ACCOUNT_TOLL_V20_200408.UNL", 0xfff19c4c, 4095) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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