gcc crash (memory?)

Gerrit P. Haase gerrit@familiehaase.de
Fri Dec 30 18:18:00 GMT 2005

Dan schrieb:

> Hi Gerrit,

>> Increase the size of your swap file, for me the maximum memory usage
>> compiling this file was not much more than 1 GB.  I have a 2 GB swap
>> file.

> Thanks for your reply. I have a 2GB swap file too (and 768MB RAM), and it
> doesn't seem to help. Moreover, as I mentioned, I was able to allocate 1.7GB
> with a test program, so I don't think it's the actual lack of memory that's
> killing it.

> I also tried to compile this repeatedly, and it always dies in the same spot
> with the same error, so I don't think it's a hardware issue either.

> What version of gcc did you use?

I use gcc 3.4.4.  I have also this famous registry key defined:
In "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin" define a DWORD named
heap_chunk_in_mb and set the value to 1024 (decimal) or 400 (hex) or
even more.

This may require a reboot to take affect.


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