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in reply to Does Perl have a baked-in memory llimit?

No.

What's the output of perl -V:archname? (That's an uppercase "V".) I suspect you are using an environment with a 4 GiB address space, a huge chunk of which is reserved by the OS. If so, switch to a 64-bit build.