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Old 07-16-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I have following array deceleration in my file:

vector< vector<short int> > arr;
vector< vector<short int> > arr1;
vector< vector<short int> > temp;
vector<short int> n;
vector< vector< short int> > ind;
vector<short int> a;
vector< vector<short int> >f;

size of array is defined dynamically as:

arr.resize(x,vector<short int>(x,0));
arr1.resize(x,vector<short int>(x,0));
temp.resize(x,vector<short int>(x,0));
ind.resize(x,vector<short int>(x,0));
f.resize(3,vector<short int>(x*2,0));

x is inputted by the user. If the size of x is 1000 program works fine if it goes beyond 2000 I get the following error:

Segmentation fault (core dumped)

according to my calculation memory size req by my program is around

2000*2000 - by 2D array
2 byte by short int

so it is 2000*2000*2 = 8000000 Bytes = 7812.5 KB = 7.6 MB
i.e 7.6*4 approx....

Also do you know weather the size of memory required by the running program depends on RAM or HDD?

Please reply and Thank you in advance..........
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Do you have a complete program that demonstrates the problem?

32MB seems pretty trivial for a modern desktop or laptop computer, so if you are running this on an rdinary computer I wouldn't jump to the conclusion it ran out of memory, and I wouldn't even ask about what (RAM, HDD, kernel parameters, etc.) might limit memory.

More likely it is some other bug in the code.

If you are running this on some very limited embedded system or an obsolete computer, then you might consider memory limits.

Edit: I looked at your other thread

There the problem clearly is that you ran out of memory, because you tried to allocate an impossibly large amount. But now you're asking about a seg fault. Your post implies you think it is still a memory capacity problem, but the difference in results (seg fault vs. bad alloc) should tell you that you are looking at a different kind of problem.

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Do you realize that this forum is for introductions only !!

This is your second technical thread here. I had reported your previous thread to moved to the Programming forum.
I am reporting this one too.

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Old 07-17-2010, 02:19 AM   #4
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Hi John,
Thanks a lot for your reply.... yes u r right it is not because of vectors the erroro is in nested for loop x*x*x = 2000*2000*2000
following is the code which i am running on x[2000][2000] array:


after running this code arr[][] contains only 0 in all cells ie arr[][]= 0 is
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ............ 2000 times
0 . . . ....................
0 . . . ....................
0 .........................
0 ........................
2000 times

This only happens if size of x is 2000 for x=1000 same code is running fine.

Can you suggest solution for the same.....

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