Can't allocate?

Hakan Mattsson hakan@REDACTED
Thu Feb 11 08:53:44 CET 1999

On 11 Feb 1999, Ben Hyde wrote:

bhyde>Date: 11 Feb 1999 04:06:32 -0000
bhyde>From: Ben Hyde <bhyde@REDACTED>
bhyde>To: Erlang Q. <erlang-questions@REDACTED>
bhyde>Subject: Can't allocate?
bhyde>Any advise about this failure?
bhyde>  > gmake ..
bhyde>  ...
bhyde>  erlc -W  -bjam   -o../ebin gtk_generic.erl
bhyde>  Can't allocate 8713236 bytes of memory
bhyde>  ...
bhyde>I seem to have lots of swap space at the point 
bhyde>of failure.  - ben

The error message means that the address space of the Erlang emulator
has been exhausted. The current limit in JAM is about 240M. The limit
has recently been increased i the new and better BEAM system.

Hopefully the emulator produced a file named erl_crash.dump. It
should contain useful information about the inner state of the
emulator just before it gave up.


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