How to catch an memory error in Windows?

António Rocha toyze.rocha at
Mon Jul 25 11:40:55 EDT 2011

I just want to use the Python part to catch this event as an error
except ERROR:

I just wanted to know if there is any special error that I can use to catch
this error?
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From: Thomas Jollans <t at>
To: python-list at
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:14:46 +0200
Subject: Re: How to catch an memory error in Windows?
On 25/07/11 16:55, António Rocha wrote:
> Greetings
> I'm using subprocess module to run an external Windows binary. Due to
> some limitations, sometimes all memory is consumed in this process. How
> can I catch this error?
> Antonio

How is this relevant to the Python part?

Also, "no memory left" is not necessarily an error, it's simply a fact
of life. How to catch it depends on how you're (here, "you" means the
external process) allocating the memory - The POSIX C malloc function
will return NULL and set errno to ENOMEM, for example.

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