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Re: Pipe larger than available memory

Mark Blunier said:
> I want to pipe the output from mkisofs into cdrecord, so that
> I don't have to have 600 mb of temp space available.  However,
> I only have 64 meg of memory, and the file created by mkisofs
> could be 600+ mb.  How does Linux handle it?  Will it work OK?
> Will it run out of memory and crash mkisofs?  Will it crash
> the system in general?

Generally, I think the program writing to the pipe will block if the
pipe fills.  Of course, experimentation should tell you for sure.  :)
(It shouldn't crash the system.)

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