[chuck-users] crash question

Greg Brown gwbrown at uga.edu
Sun Sep 17 14:45:05 EDT 2006

Hello all,

I was recording a session (using /examples/basic/rec-auto.ck -s) and I recieved 
the following error about a quarter of the way through:

chuck(366,0xa000ed98) malloc: *** vm_allocate(size=10604544) failed (error 
chuck(366,0xa000ed98) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region
chuck(366,0xa000ed98) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in szone_error to debug
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
  what():  St9bad_alloc
Abort trap

This is a relatively large session (ca. 6.5 hours), and at the time the .wav file size 
was about 514MB (out of a projected 1.5-2.0GB). There was more than adequate 
room on the hard disk to recieve the file and the CPU was not busy with other 
tasks. The machine is running OS X.4.6 with Dual 1.25 GHz G4 and 512 MB 

My questions: 
a.) what happened?
b.) how can I avoid having it happen again?

Thanks for chuck -- I am enjoying it very much!

Greg Brown
[University of Georgia]

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