[erlang-questions] does Erlang on 32Bit system can allocate more than 4Go ?

Attila Rajmund Nohl <>
Mon May 28 20:22:28 CEST 2012


2012/5/28 Morgan Segalis <>:
> I'm not really sure how Erlang does manage memory on a 32bit system.
> I have a lot of process, each does take something like 2KB.
>
> Will it hit a limit when it will get close to 4GB ?

Yes, the VM will crash. In my experience the VM usually crashes when
only around 2.5 GB of memory is allocated and the garbage collector
tries to allocate a further 1.5 GB in one step.



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