[Pythonmac-SIG] OS X python memory limits ?
boyle5 at llnl.gov
Thu May 22 17:45:30 CEST 2008
OS X 10.4.11 numpy 1.0 python 2.5.1
I have been running some data analyses and getting errors such as the
python(22768) malloc: *** vm_allocate(size=14778368) failed (error
python(22768) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region
python(22768) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in szone_error to debug
I have 2GB of memory in my machine, and physically I do not think
that I should be running out of space.
I vaguely recall some discussion of a hard limit to python memory
allocation on OS X due to some operating system idiosyncrasy.
I thought that the problem had been addressed in python 2.0 but I
could be wrong.
Before revamping my code to detect my probable screwup - I thought I
would check this out.
Thanks for any enlightenment.
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