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Building 64-bit MySQL on Mac OS X (10.4)

You're most likely reading this because you're as sick as I am of seeingmalloc warnings when trying to start up MySQL in Mac OS X on your Xservewith 8GB of RAM and you've configured MySQL to use more than 4GB. If I've got 8GB of RAM, why can't I use more than 4GB in MySQL? Well, just because you've got 64-bit processors and an OS with64-bit support doesn't mean that your applications run in 64-bit. Youhave to explicitly build your application for the 'ppc64' architecturein order to take advantage of 64-bit addressing and use more than 4GBof RAM. Here's how you build MySQL as a 64-bit application.

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