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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