IOError: [Errno 12] Not enough space

LnT tlnarayana at
Wed Apr 12 01:42:59 EDT 2017

Hello eryk sun,
Thanks so much for your input.

could you please advice.
1) Any workaround for this issue ?
2) is it good to report issue in Windows OS help desk ?


On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 8:18:11 AM UTC+5:30, eryk sun wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 12:30 PM, LnT <tlnarayana at> wrote:
> > Opening browser 'firefox' to base url ''
> > [ WARN ] Keyword 'Capture Page Screenshot' could not be run on failure:
> > No browser is open
> > | FAIL |
> > IOError: [Errno 12] Not enough space
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > I have cleared %TEMP% and reran the script.
> Errno 12 is ENOMEM. It's a memory error and has nothing to do with
> disk space. The fact that you're getting this error while doing I/O
> seems odd if you're really using Windows 10. In Windows 7 this error
> is not uncommon with console I/O, since a small 64K heap of shared
> memory is used for IPC between the client and the console host
> (conhost.exe). Buffers for reading from and writing to the console can
> be no larger than the largest contiguous block in this shared heap.
> Otherwise the request fails with ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY, which the
> CRT translates to the errno value ENOMEM. Windows 8+ uses a kernel
> device (ConDrv) for IPC between the client and console host, so it
> doesn't have this limitation.

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