[racket-dev] racket virtual machine out of memory error

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon May 16 14:25:31 EDT 2011

At Mon, 16 May 2011 14:19:05 -0400, Stephen Chang wrote:
> > This question is somewhat vague but I've been able to replicate it
> > pretty reliably so I'll ask anyways. I'm running redex-check for a
> > long time and after about 6-8 hours, drracket crashes with a "racket
> > out of virtual memory" error. This is on Windows 7. The machine has
> > lots of physical ram but no swap memory. Would this cause the crash?
> > As another data point, I successfully ran the same redex-check'ing on
> > a linux machine with less physical memory for several days. I've
> > attached the relevant events from the windows log.
> Sorry, I meant to say, the error is "Racket virtual machine has run
> out of memory", as in the crash log.

Is this a 32-bit or 64-bit build? I ask because a 32-bit Racket build
under Windows is restricted to 2 GB of virtual address space.

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