grep out of memory error
dragosi at web.de
Sat Apr 15 02:16:26 UTC 2006
not sure that I'm in the right mailing list here, but I got myselft
the 6.1-RC1 amd64 iso yesterday and installed it.
I've got a minimum system running and just 10 minutes ago, I ran a
'grep' command and it returned an "out of memory" error.
The command run was:
grep -d recurse sasl /*
The error caused:
swap_pager: out of swap space
HOSTNAME kernel: pid 618 (grep), uid 0, was killed: out of swap space
Not sure, but this seems a bit odd; I've got one GB of RAM and 512M
of swap space allocated.
Running top beside the command gives you a nice view of what's
happening: All of the RAM is used up almost instantly and the the
swap space. All in all, in about 3 seconds, I get that out of memory
Again, I'm not an expert in these matters, but it seems odd that grep
needs more than 1.5GB to grep (even if it's recursive from the root
Does anyone else experience that problem as well?
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