[Numpy-discussion] why Segmentation fault (core dumped)?

Jeff Whitaker jswhit at fastmail.fm
Sat May 26 11:04:23 EDT 2012

On 5/26/12 5:51 AM, Chao YUE wrote:
> Dear all,
> Previously I am able to run a script on our server but now it gave me 
> a Segmentation fault (core dumped) error.
> try I tried the script with same type of netcdf file but with much 
> smaller file size and it works. So I think the error is related with 
> memory stuff.
> I guess it's because our system administrator make some change 
> somewhere and that cause my problem?
> the file size that cause the error to appear is 2.6G (in the script I 
> read this file with NetCDF4 to numpy array and make some manipulation),
> the small one without error is only 48M.

Chao:  Without seeing your script, there's not much I can say.  I 
suggest opening an issue at netcdf4-python.google.com, including your 
script as an attachment.  You'll probably have to post the data file 
somewhere (dropbox perhaps?) so I can run the script that triggers the 

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