[erlang-questions] Crash on alloc

Imre Palik imre@REDACTED
Fri Feb 6 19:19:26 CET 2009

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.

> 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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