I've experienced this same type of problem while using grep to search large binary files.
-------------- Original message ---------------------- From: Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > In response to "Janos Dohanics" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > > > > I'm using imapsync to transfer maildirs to a new server. One of the > > mailboxes is about 4.7 GB. While into the syncing to about 3 GB, > > imapsync quits with this message: > > > > <END> > > while processing LITERAL > > Read: * 5330 FETCH (UID 5337 BODY ) > > 12835 OK Fetch completed. > > > > Out of memory during request for 80 bytes, total sbrk() is 536813568 > > bytes! > > > > I'm running imapsync on the target system, which is FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE > > with 1 GB RAM. > > > > I'm wondering if I could adjust some resource settings to let the > > imapsync job finish? > > Check the output from ulimit -a: > ... > data seg size (kbytes, -d) 524288 > ... > > I'm pretty sure that limits the maximum amount of RAM a single process > can allocate, and it seems to match up with your error. (That's the > default value) > > ulimit -d 1000000000 should fix it. > > Odd program that allocates all that memory ... > > -- > Bill Moran > http://www.potentialtech.com > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"