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Re: Limit of 2 gb partitions

From: Moritz Schulte
Subject: Re: Limit of 2 gb partitions
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 23:32:07 +0100
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Ottavio Campana <> writes:

> Can someone explain me where this limitation is?

The problem is that ext2fs memory maps the whole partition at once.
Since the virtual memory address space is limited, mapping of
partition > 1GB becomes problematic.

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