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srsbuild: 7864 Memory fault

Alexander Tress alexander_tress at student.uni-ulm.de
Wed Oct 8 13:01:04 EST 1997

dudgeon at britbio.co.uk (Tim Dudgeon) wrote:

Hello !

>I've started getting core dumps during building indexes for emblnew:

>...no. 323100, SAZ83159
>...no. 323400, SCL8083
>...no. 323700, SCYBR031W
>...no. 324000, SCYDL065C
>...no. 324300, SCYGL118C
>/usr/local/srs5_05/srs/etc/srsupdate: 7864 Memory fault - core dumped

>Has anyone seen this and know the answer?

The 'srsupdate' is only a script with several calls from the
executable 'srsbuild'.

I got the same error while compressing the previously build index
which is issued later in the 'srsupdate'-script.

Make the following steps ( one of this will solve the problem )

1. Check the memory-utilization, perhaps you have to increase the
swapsize ( unfortunately the perfomance will decrease dramatically
while swaping )

2. If there is enough virtual memory check your user-limits ( ulimit
-a ). Set the values to ulimited if possible or to the highest
possible value.

Point 2 solved the problem I had with srsupdate on a DEC-Station with
512MB RAM and 1GB Swapsize ( indexed file : 350MB, 250000 records ). 

Regards, Alex

Alexander Tress        Tel/Fax : +49 731 58489
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Uni Ulm                E-Mail : Alexander.Tress at student.uni-ulm.de
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