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Re: dd: input buffer: Cannot allocate memory
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: dd: input buffer: Cannot allocate memory
- From: "Oliver J. Morais" <oliver_(_dot_)_morais_(_at_)_chello_(_dot_)_at>
- Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 07:45:27 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Organization: Mobile Infantry
* Otto Moerbeek <otto_(_at_)_drijf_(_dot_)_net> [050430 19:00]:
> dd allocates a a buffer twice as large as the blocksize in this case. So
> that's 37m * 2 = 74m, which is 75776. Your data limit is 76800, so
> probably some allocaations are already there, making the 74m allocation
Ah, thank you, that makes perfect sense now.
> Having such a large blocksize seems a bit silly.
I know. But I just stumbled over this issue while playing
with dd, large files, sparse files etc.