On 01/18/2010 02:10 PM, Les Denham wrote:
I have been having problems with a report I'm working on currently.

When I'm editing one of the files in the report, LyX freezes, and after
several minutes it crashes with a cryptic error message "St9bad_alloc".

This occurs most frequently when I'm doing something with a figure float.  The
most recent occurrence appeared to originate when I cut a figure float from
one child document and pasted it into another. The problem appears to
originate most commonly when I change the paragraph settings from the default
left alignment to center.  It also happens much more commonly when I'm using
US Letter page size than when using A4.  On the current document it happened
from the first time when I changed page size from A4 to Letter.

I've found I can usually fix the problem once I identify which float is
causing the error by simply opening the float and making a change in the
settings.  Apparently any change works.

This suggests to me an infinite loop somewhere that keeps consuming memory until there's none left, which is when you get a memory allocation error. I think this is really just std::bad_alloc in disguise.

That doesn't really tell us what the problem is, though, unfortunately. If you could run under a debugger, we might get more info.


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