psyco out of memory

Christian Tismer tismer at
Fri Aug 6 12:42:41 CEST 2004

Michael Hudson wrote:

> Ivan Voras <ivoras at> writes:
>>I have this simple *dumb* benchmark-like program:
>>#import psyco

It crashes here, right?

I think I know this problem. Armin submitted
a patch concerning memory mapping. Upgrading to
the current cvs version and building by hand should help.

>>d = 0.0
>>for i in xrange(1000000000):
>>     d += i
>>print d

You need to wrap this into a function, or you will
not get accelerated.

>>I though I'd use it to try out psyco, but no, when I enable the first
>>two lines, python core-dumps:
>>Fatal Python error: psyco: out of memory
>>Abort (core dumped)
> Hum.  Are you using the ivm or the x86 backend?
> Also, you might have better luck just using range()...

No, there is no difference using range or xrange, but the
fact that your machine will blow up if Psyco is not in
place and you try to build a range that huge. That's why
I prefer xrange.

ciao - chris

Btw. there has been a bug in Psyco which made the xrange
case slower when using Psyco with Stackless. No Stackless bug,
simply the case that I do a PyType_Ready() on xrange which
standard Python dowsn't, and that inserts a defaul init
function that Psyco did not support (until Wednesday)

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