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Re: Error when compiling a large file

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Error when compiling a large file
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:19:25 +0100
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"Phil Holmes" <address@hidden> writes:

> "James" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> news:address@hidden
> Miguel,
>> I have a quite powerful desktop and use Linux, but I only saw 1 CPU being
>> used and never above 2.5GB of RAM (using the 'top' command - a bit like
>> Windows' Task Manager/Processes if you haven't used top before).
> Single core is correct - LilyPond is single threaded.
>> I know that that probably doesn't help that much. I do have a windows
>> machine I could try it on, but that wil have to wait for now as I have to
>> get to work!
>> I've attached your Zip file here in case anyone else with Windows wants to
>> give it a go.
> Just run is on my normal desktop - 6 Gig RAM, Vista 64 bit.  It dies
> after 6 minutes, having consumed 1.3 Gigs of RAM.  I suspect it might
> be a problem with Windows memory allocation - it's possible each
> process is restricted to how much RAM it can allocate.

It's not a "problem with Windows memory allocation": 1.3 Gig is already
totally ridiculous for that kind of file.

In fact, I'd probably reduce the allowed allocation artificially for
testing this problem in order to save time.

David Kastrup

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