expire failed malloc at dbz.c line 1292

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Thu Oct 16 22:01:24 UTC 2003


Andrew D Clark <andrew.clark at ucsb.edu> writes:

> Anyone ever seen this one, or know what to do about it?
> expire: failed to malloc 538178400 bytes at dbz.c line 1292

It's allocating space to hold the .hash or .index file.  You need enough
memory to hold twice the size of the .hash or .index file in order to run
expire, I believe, the way that it's currently implemented.  There may be
some ways to make it do everything on disk, though, with some source
tweaking.

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Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>


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