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Mingw Ocaml-3.08.2 "Program too big to fit in memory"?
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Date: 2005-01-12 (09:19)
From: Frederic van der Plancke <fvdp@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Mingw Ocaml-3.08.2 "Program too big to fit in memory"?
Dominic Cooney wrote:
> I built Ocaml-3.08.2 with Cygwin Mingw (all downloaded today) and all of the
> binaries (e.g. ocamlc.exe, ocaml.exe, ocamlopt.exe, etc.) report "Program
> too big to fit in memory". All of the opt.opt binaries (e.g. ocamlc.opt,
> etc.) and OcamlWin.exe seem to work fine (although OcamlWin can't spawn
> ocaml.exe, of course.) The machine has 2 GB physical memory and is very
> lightly loaded (page file usage is about .5 GB).

Perhaps you have *too much* memory.

Your situation reminds me of problem I've had with > 2GB disks and older installation programs who computed remaining disk space with 32 bit integers and thus failed. OCaml maybe computes remaining memory with 31 bits so 1 GB is the max (on 32 bit machines) ?

Frédéric vdP