about 2G memory problem and connection memory usage

Brian Moon brianm at dealnews.com
Wed Aug 8 02:42:19 UTC 2007

There are better places to find the basics of Linux memory management.


As far as this list is concerned, if you run a 32-bit Linux OS, 
memcached can only use 2GB of memory for the entire process.  That 
includes the memory needed for connections.  If you run a 64-bit Linux 
OS, you do not have this limit.  A limit exists, but there is no current 
hardware available that can reach the mathematical limit.


Brian Moon
Senior Developer
It's good to be cheap =)

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