Subject: bug#2790: emacs 22.1.1 cannot open 5GB file on
64GB 64-bit GNU/Linux box
> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:27:23 -0500
> From: Mike Coleman <tutufan@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: 2790@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, bug-gnu-emacs@xxxxxxx
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:59 PM, Richard M Stallman <rms@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Please try the pretest of Emacs 23 and see if it works.
> > See ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/pretest/.
> > And please don't call it a "Linux box". The system running in it
> > is more GNU than Linux, so please call it a GNU/Linux box.
> > (See http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html.)
> Okay, tried it (emacs-23.0.91), but no luck. Looks very nice, but
> finding that large file produced the same error. The value of
> 'most-positive-fixnum' prints correctly, though (which is different).
> The smallest file that produces the error has 536870912 bytes, exactly
This means that the bug is still there in the current code base.
Thanks for testing.