[racket] call-with-limits not failing gracefully

From: J. Ian Johnson (ianj at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 31 08:55:05 EDT 2012

Yes, 64-bit build.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robby Findler" <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>
To: "J. Ian Johnson" <ianj at ccs.neu.edu>
Cc: "users" <users at racket-lang.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:41:40 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [racket] call-with-limits not failing gracefully

Do you have a 64bit build of Racket? (There is probably a better way
to check, but one thing you can do is (fixnum? (expt 2 40)); #t means
64 bit build.)


On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 7:26 AM, J. Ian Johnson <ianj at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> I have a 64-bit machine and OS with 16GB RAM. I have some benchmarks that I want to time out after an hour or die if they use 4GB memory.
> Unfortunately, the entire VM dies with OOM instead of carrying on. I'm running from the terminal. Is there some other option I need to pass to not limit the VM's overall memory? Xubuntu has as default that processes can use as much memory as they want, last time I checked.
> Thanks,
> -Ian
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