GCG and Linux....

Cornelius Krasel krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de
Sat Feb 12 17:36:49 EST 2000

Nathan O. Siemers <nathan at dnase.hpw.pri.bms.com> wrote:
> There is a major issue here: the size of our available genetic
> information.  Linux on Intel architectures is currently 32 bit - this
> will not change until merced PCs running linux are available.  Some of
> the fasta files we produce as dumps of GCG now exceed a 2GB filesize
> by a significant margin.

There are patches for Linux which extend the VFS to 4 GB, and rumours
have it that 2.4 will feature a 64 bit VFS.

BTW, the file size limit has nothing to do with the processor. All the
various *BSDs can deal with terabyte-sized files on x86, AFAIK.

Logical conclusion: GCC has to port its software to FreeBSD }:-]


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