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From: Yaron M. Minsky <yminsky@C...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Out-of-memory faults and other cygwin issues
One possibly thing I neglected to mention: I've been compiling with
ocamlopt.

On Thu, 2002-07-11 at 19:52, Yaron M. Minsky wrote:
> Does anyone know what triggers ocaml to crash on an "out-of-memory"
> error?  I'm currently using ocaml on cygwin, and I find that my program
> often crashes after the memory size reaches about ~200 megs.  This
> happened on a machine with a gig of ram and that didn't have all that
> much else running.
> 
> Another thing I've noticed is that ocaml doesn't seem to collect memory
> at the times I expect it to.  In particular, after clearing all
> references to the big memory structures and running Gc.full_major and
> Gc.collect (in that order), the memory size (as measured by the Windows
> task manager) doesn't immediately go down.  It's possible that I've
> neglected to clear my memory references, but I don't think that's it. 
> 
> Another odd and regrettable thing I've noticed about ocaml-on-cygwin is
> that when it crashes with a stack error, on cygwin it does so
> silently--no error message at all.  Anyone know if this is something
> that can be worked around?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> y
> 
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