Re: Out of memory!

1998-12-23 15:58:57
Would you say more about why an overly large attachment is an issue?

I use mhonarc extensively and love it.  However, several of the elists I
manage do get overly large attachments (>1GB, yes gigabyte) and frankly
more often than not I can not get them in the archives.  I've never been
able to figure out why, although I've also never sat in a debugger and
traced it in detail.

I do have control of my system and there are no system limits that are
bearing on the situation as far as I can tell.  Any other insight you
might have would be greatly appreciated.

I use MHonArc v2.2.0 on FreeBSD 2.2.5-RELEASE.


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On December 11, 1998 at 14:15, Stanley Weilnau wrote:

I tried the -savemem option but that did not help.  I did narrow it down
to one message from the archive and after removing it from the archive I
was able to add the other messages to the Mhonarc pages.

I am now trying to isolate what was in the message that is causing the
add process to not function correctly.

First, check its size.  It may contain some overly large attachment.

Second, check if you have process size limits in effect on your system.
Many Unix-based systems can be configured to limit process sizes.
I have had success with a 15Mb message (and this was years ago).  And
I recently test against a 2.3Mb message.

Third, check any custom resources you have defined.  If you forgot
to properly close a resource element in your resource file, MHonArc
can be using a large chunk a data in some pattern match operations.
Some unclosed resource elements are known to stress perl out.


Earl Hood

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