286 cycbuff problem continued

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Fri Sep 1 02:10:03 UTC 2000

Pete Ashdown <pashdown at slack.xmission.com> writes:
> * Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) [000831 18:26] writeth:
>> Pete Ashdown <pashdown at xmission.com> writes:

>>> Well, its helping, but it looks as if it is still dying, just a lot
>>> later.  I'm getting this in errlog:

>>> out of dynamic memory in yy_create_buffer()

>>> Which is odd considering the box has a gig of RAM.

>> Do you have a datasize or stacksize limit set for the news user?

> terabinaries:~$ ulimit -a
> core file size (blocks)     0
> data seg size (kbytes)      unlimited
> file size (blocks)          unlimited
> max locked memory (kbytes)  unlimited
> max memory size (kbytes)    unlimited
> open files                  1024
> pipe size (512 bytes)       8
> stack size (kbytes)         8192
> cpu time (seconds)          unlimited
> max user processes          2048
> virtual memory (kbytes)     unlimited

> Woud stack size need to be larger?

No, but something odd is going on here.  That message is generated by
innfeed, so far as I can tell, not innd.  It appears in config_l.c in the
innfeed sources, and indicates that yy_flex_alloc is failing, which is a
wrapper around malloc.

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

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