[talk-au] josm "out of memory" error

Kim Hawtin kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au
Tue Feb 19 00:06:51 GMT 2008

Liz wrote:
> platform linux 2.6.20-gentoo-r8 (amd64)
> java java version "1.5.0_13"
> Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_13-b05)
> Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.5.0_13-b05, mixed mode)
> JOSM Last Changed Rev: 524
> Last Changed Date: 2008-01-17 22:51:56 +0100 (Thu, 17 Jan 2008)
> I had 1G of RAM in this machine, and when I try to load too much into JOSM I 
> get an out of memory error. There is 2G of swap active.
> JOSM makes no use of the swap and does not give the OS time to swap out any 
> thing else.
> I just put in another 1G of RAM. JOSM is using up to 1G and not touching the 
> second 1G at all, then giving an out-of-memory error. This happens with swap 
> use at zero if the machine has not been running long.
> Can anyone give me some pointers?
> Java upgrade?
> JOSM problem?

Just out of curiousity, is there a per process memory size or file descriptor
limit you are hitting there?


Operating Systems, Services and Operations
Information Technology Services, The University of Adelaide
kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au

More information about the Talk-au mailing list