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

From: Stephen Chang (stchang at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon May 16 14:32:00 EDT 2011

>> > 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.

32-bit. So the crash was probably bc drracket was using over 2gb of memory?

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