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Old 09-19-2011, 01:14 AM   #1
ninadoak
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RAM and swap memory problem


I need to run a program that requires 3GB of memory. I have RAM available for
running as 2.9 GB. Will adding SWAP solve a problem?
I have added 6GB of swap but still it is not able to load a 3GB of file which is to be processed.

Code:
ninad:~$ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          2862        589       2273          0         54        196
-/+ buffers/cache:        338       2524
Swap:         6143          0       6143
 
Old 09-19-2011, 01:32 AM   #2
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Can you be a little clearer about whether you are worried abut a 3GB program or a data file.
Also, is this a 32 bit OS and program.
For the OS
Code:
uname -a
should tell us what we want to know.
Note that 2GB = max value for 32 bit signed addressing, so that may be the problem.
Exactly what have you tried and what were the error msgs, if any?
 
  


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