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Old 04-26-2005, 05:28 AM   #1
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Perl forking and memory allocation


Hi,

I have a perl script running as a Daemon.
It runs well on one server, but not on another.
When it forks a child, it dies saying
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Cannot allocate memory
The machine it fails on has half the memory of the other.
The script is well tested for memory leaks.

Could there be any other reason for this error than the machine has run out of memory?

Thanks
Barkers
 
Old 04-26-2005, 07:32 AM   #2
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Could you show us the code?
 
Old 04-26-2005, 10:32 AM   #3
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thats a bit difficult. its large and spread over several libraries.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 07:59 PM   #4
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1) it would be nice if you can show us at least the part that is relevant to the fork...
2) have you compared the perl version in these two machines (by using perl -V)?
 
Old 04-27-2005, 07:04 AM   #5
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my hosting company is currently upgrading the memory in the machine.
Going to see what effect this has.

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