zonec fails on fairly large zone

Ted Lindgreen ted at
Thu Dec 4 08:03:54 UTC 2003

[Quoting Joseph McDonald, on Dec  4,  3:52, in "zonec fails on fairl ..."]
> zonec: malloc failed: Cannot allocate memory
> The machine has a couple of gigs of RAM.  The malloc seems to occur soon
> after the process size reaches 500 megs.  There is still well over a gig
> of free memory.

You don't tell what system you use, but you might look at:

1. user limits (type "limit" in the cshs or tcsh)
2. if you use FreeBSD, check "options MAXDSIZ" in your kernel config.

-- ted

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