[gdal-dev] MEM size limit

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Sep 22 12:25:15 EDT 2008

Ozy Sjahputera wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> According to the documentation in gdal.org, the in-memory file format 
> (MEM) has a 2GB size limit. I recently used MEM to process an image 
> whose size is larger than 2GB without encountering any error message. 
> The output seems to be fine as well. Has the MEM driver been upgraded to 
> handle image > 2 GB. I am using GDAL v1.5.2.


Yes, it appears that as part of treating bug #1503 this limitation was
removed on 64bit platforms.  I have removed the 2GB limit mention in
the formats_list.html file.

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