Out of memory and inactive memory

Uwe Doering gemini at geminix.org
Tue Feb 10 06:05:22 PST 2004

Douwe Osinga wrote:
> I'm running Zope under FreeBSD 4. Zope keeps getting memory errors, i.e.
> malloc() fails. But top reports lots of inactive memory available. I'm new
> to BSD, but I did search around in archives and I think I learned that
> inactive memory is only kept around in case it is needed again and should be
> given to a process needing it. So why does Zope fail here?

Do you happen to have a per-process data size limit?  What does

   ulimit -a



show?  The former is for sh or bash, the latter for csh or tcsh.

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