PC locks up with list operations

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 09:31:52 EDT 2011

On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 5:49:24 AM UTC-7, Benjamin Kaplan wrote:
> 32-bit or 64-bit Python? A 32-bit program will crash once memory hits
> 2GB. A 64-bit program will just keep consuming RAM until your computer
> starts thrashing. The problem isn't your program using more RAM than
> you have, just more RAM than you have free. Last time I faced a
> situation like this, I just decided it was better to stick to the
> 32-bit program and let it crash if it got too big.

On my 64-bit Linux system, I got a memory error in under a second, no thrashing.

I have no swap.  It's overrated.

Carl Banks

More information about the Python-list mailing list