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It is just a general question....is there a limit on the memory? I am looking into a process to store image files on the unix server which will be accessed by the application, and I just wonder if there is any limit regarding the physical or virtual memory. I am very new to unix, so thanks for any help!
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Re: physical memory

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Originally posted by cchien
It is just a general question....is there a limit on the memory? I am looking into a process to store image files on the unix server which will be accessed by the application, and I just wonder if there is any limit regarding the physical or virtual memory. I am very new to unix, so thanks for any help!
Normally the hardware will limit the maximum amount of RAM a system can use. For example, most 32 bit Intel systems can handle a maximum of 4 gigs of RAM. There are some exceptions, but they are not common.

Swap file size will be limited by the filesystem that they sit on.