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Re: dd: input buffer: Cannot allocate memory



* 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 
> fail.

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.



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