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Date:	Wed, 05 Dec 2007 15:33:14 -0500
From:	Dave Anderson <>
To:	Andi Kleen <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] exec: allow > 2GB executables to run on 64-bit systems

Andi Kleen wrote:
>>I agree in theory.  We've only seen instances on 64-bitters...
> I think that's because gcc does not support the medium/large code models
> for i386. Although in theory someone could create an executable with
> a large enough .data.
> -Andi

Or perhaps huge debuginfo section(s)?  The x86_64 instance
had 2.5GB .debug_macinfo DWARF section.


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