out of memory in flist_expand

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Wed Aug 20 15:13:34 GMT 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 05:28:43PM +0200, Rob klein Gunnewiek wrote:
> ERROR: out of memory in flist_expand [generator]

With -vv, you should be seeing messages like this:

[generator] expand file_list pointer array to N bytes, did move

That will tell you what the last realloc attempt was before the error.
If it is a really huge value, check to see if you have a directory with
a huge number of files in it.  You should also check your process's
memory ulimit values to see if they are too small, and try using a
different compiler or malloc package to see if your malloc is having
trouble with memory fragmentation.


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