I've found damn-little actual
documentation/information about this,
so if someone could point me to something ( like kernel-code that has comments, ferinstance )
that gives correct
information, I'd appreciate it.
I've found nothing even remotely recent in tldp.org
( gave up after a WfW-3.1/Linux item ), http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ze#post2869823
indicates 2GB is a hard-limit,
RedHat 7.1 had a 2GB hard-limit,
openSUSE ( my distro ) wiki says nothing that I can find on it,
& there's nothing in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/ for some damned reason. . .
Also is it different for ia32 & for x86_64?
Free tip for coders & webmeisterses:
xmodmap -e "keycode 65 = space underscore nobreakspace endash"
xmodmap -e "keycode 115 = Mode_switch" # Left "Windows"-Key
# What that does is make 4 symbols/key available:
# Normal-spacebar == space
# Shift+space == underscore ( no more reaching up-right for it )
# Mode_switch(left-Win-key)+space == nobreakspace
# Mode_switch+shift+space == endash ( for typesetting:
#use "space endash space", instead of just sticking a
#double-hyphen between phrases: it's MUCH more readably clear! )
# The only key /given/ 4 symbols here, is space-bar ( keycode 65 ).
# see /usr/include/X11/keysymdef.h for the possibilities!!
# use "xev" command-line util to discover the keycodes for
# your multimedia-keyboard & make them thar extra keys useful!
xset r rate 210 35
# saner delay/repeat-rate
These set the keyboard up More Gooder(tm), see. . .