[greenstone-users] Out of Memory error in buildcol.pl

From John McPherson
DateThu Feb 28 19:50:55 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Out of Memory error in buildcol.pl
In-Reply-To (47C56B24-3080207-yale-edu)
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 08:52:36AM -0500, Arthur R. Belanger wrote:

> I had seen this with a larger set, 286,000, which is why I reduced the
> number and started building it up. I am running GS 2.75 on Red Hat Linux
> AS4. I had originally had just 1 GB of RAM and 2 GB of swap space. I
> increased the swap space to 6 GB and got the same error. I added another 4
> GB of RAM and still get the error.

was it actually using all that virtual memory? I think you'd notice
if you were using 6GB of swap... you'd hardly be able to use the machine

Perhaps there is something else limiting the memory, such as 'ulimit'.
Try typing 'ulimit -a' to see if you have a system quota set for your
processes. Eg:

$ ulimit -a
-d: data seg size (kbytes) unlimited
-m: resident set size (kbytes) unlimited
-v: address space (kb) unlimited