On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:28 AM, Tony Mechelynck
<antoine.mechely...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:49 PM, Lifepillar <lifepil...@lifepillar.me> wrote:
> [...]
>> In my system (macOS and Vim 8.0.1500), if I run `vim --clean`
>> repeatedly, both maxmem and maxmemtot are set to the same huge value, which
>> changes at every run, such as 9007199253926612 or
>> 9007199253919906. I wish that were approx. half the KB of my RAM
>> but alas it is not. Are those normal values to see?
>>
>> Life.
>
> I don't think so. These settings are supposed to be expressed in
> kilobytes, so the values you give above would be on the close order of
> 9 petabytes, which seems a little too big compared to the memory size
> usually available on today's computers.
>
> Try adding the following to your vimrc:
>
>     " make sure the memory sizes are set to a "reasonable" value
>     " but allow an explicit setting up to 2½ times our default
>     if &maxmem > 5000000
>         set maxmem=2000000
>     endif
>     if &maxmemtot > 5000000
>         set maxmem=2000000

Oops! This should be "set maxmemtot=2000000"

>     endif
>
> Best regards,
> Tony.

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