bugMIT/GNU Scheme - Bugs: bug #31710, Requested allocation is too large...


bug #31710: Requested allocation is too large on WIndows 7.

Submitted by:  Graham R. Shutt <grshutt>
Submitted on:  Fri 19 Nov 2010 10:53:16 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
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Tue 01 Oct 2013 01:50:19 AM UTC, comment #4:

It worked for me if I left out "--edit" from Jim Butler's comment on Sun 26 Feb 2012. Otherwise I had the same problem as Anonymous on Wed 16 Jan

Stephen Gildea <avsteve>
Wed 16 Jan 2013 12:32:34 AM UTC, comment #3:

I have tried --heap 512 with no success. Running Windows 7 on Dell XPS14z with 8Gb RAM. Tried 9.1.1 and 9.0 and get the same result.
Most grateful for any advice on how to get this going.

Sun 26 Feb 2012 07:06:09 PM UTC, comment #2:

I had this problem with Scheme 9.0.1 and 9.1.1 running on 64-bit Win7, but with some experimentation I was able to get Scheme 9.0.1 to start with a heap size of 512 (1024 was too large):

"C:\Program Files (x86)\MIT-GNU Scheme\bin\mit-scheme.exe" --library "C:\Program Files (x86)\MIT-GNU Scheme\lib" --edit --heap 512

By the way, the PC has 8 GB of RAM.

Jim Butler <jimbutlerma>
Sat 20 Nov 2010 11:23:55 AM UTC, comment #1:

This message means that Scheme is unable to allocate the amount of memory it wants. Try starting it with a smaller --heap value (see the user's manual). IIRC the default for --heap is 4096.

Chris Hanson <cph>
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Fri 19 Nov 2010 10:53:16 PM UTC, original submission:

I received the infamous "Requested allocation is too large" error message after installing mit-scheme-9.0.1-i386.tar.gz on a Dell Latitude D830 running Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS and Emperor Linux's kernel #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jun 22 08:56:49 EDT 2010 i686 GNU/Linux. The md5 check sum matches.

I see that this was a problem with earlier version of MIT Scheme (see, for example, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mit-scheme/+bug/217792).

Graham R. Shutt <grshutt>


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