[erlang-questions] Crash on alloc

Johnny Billquist bqt@REDACTED
Fri Feb 6 20:02:57 CET 2009

Imre Palik wrote:
> Feladó: Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Training and Consulting) [francesco@REDACTED]
>> This is the standard behaviour when the VM runs out of memory.... Try
>> generating smaller lists or adding more memory to your computer.
> I have 3 Gigs, and as far as I can see, this fails on an alloc of less then 400 Megs. Does this quite reliably, even as the first command of the shell.

Unix system?
What are the process limits?

>> Imre Palik wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> can anybody explain why I'm getting this:
>>> 3> {lists:seq(3, 40000000, 2), lists:seq(3, 40000000, 2)}.
>>> Crash dump was written to: erl_crash.dump
>>> eheap_alloc: Cannot allocate 373662860 bytes of memory (of type "heap").
>>> This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
>>> Please contact the application's support team for more information.
>>> Process inferior-erlang finished
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