File size limit in GnuPG???

Jack McKinney
Mon, 27 Nov 2000 15:55:50 -0600

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Big Brother tells me that Jason Martin wrote:

> A couple of things to think about:
> How much physical ram do you have? Perhaps GPG is trying to do the whole
> process in 'locked' memory. Or, how much disk space do you have on /tmp?
> If not the above, GPG might be creating temp file somewhere and running
> out of physical space. Just a couple of guesses..
GPG is not giving any error messages on file creation. Also, the resulting file is the correct size for the input data. OTOH, I took a look at some files I created using these same scripts on a system with half the memory. Even the ones that are 1.2G still work, so it is not a simple filesize problem. Further, I looked at another file I created much earlier today on the same system as originally, and was also around 650M, and it is invalid also. So, on one system, I have two failed 650M files and one successful 250M file. On a system with half the memory, I have files from 100M to 1.2G that are valid. If GnuPG is hitting a system resource problem, why isn't it aborting with an error? -- Whoever put the '.' next to the '/' Jack McKinney on a keyboard obviously never used the -R option to /bin/chown 1024D/D68F2C07 4096g/38AEF076 --PNTmBPCT7hxwcZjr Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iEYEARECAAYFAjoi2GYACgkQimeon9aPLAcbAwCZAaJv5Kp5Q+dcv+MeDR/IrR+D BDAAoNAFlrz/+6c1OQh6vcO5aM2LtXJ1 =kZ09 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --PNTmBPCT7hxwcZjr-- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to