[fpc-devel]Memory exhausted

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Tue Apr 3 10:10:55 CEST 2001

> On Monday, April 2, 2001, at 09:23 PM, Aleksey V. Vaneev wrote:
> >   What's wrong with it? Why it don't wants to use virtual memory? 
> >  
> > 3900 1263/10496 Kb Free 
> > 100 3113/10496 Kb Free 
> > Compiling d:\pp\libs\consolegeneral.pp 
> > Compiling d:\pp\libs\baseexceptcatch.pp 
> > Linking cmlcd.exe 
> > D:\PP\LIBS\GFXCAN~1.O: could not read symbols: Memory exhausted 
> Note that the linker is a separate process from the compiler. You may want to use he -Cn
option, this will omit the linking stage and generate a ppas.bat file which you can call
manually afterwards.
> To enable virtual memory usage, you first have to configure cwsdpmi to do so (specify
max virtual memory size and where to create the swap file). I don't think the
configuration app comes with FPC, but you can get it by downloading the official cwsdpmi
package from a DJGPP mirror (see here for a list:
<http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/getting.html>) from the directory 2misc (you'll want the
file csdpmi5b.zip).
> >   And after that, when I try compiling for the second time, it reports 
> >   following: 
> [cut]  
> > Panic : Internal compiler error, exiting. 
> > rscfilebank.pp(51,25) Fatal: Internal error 9999 
> > rscfilebank.pp(1,9) Error: Forward class definition not resolved "TFileBank" 
> That's a bug in the compiler. We've already fixed a lot of such bugs (crashes when
reompiling a program without first deleting the results of the previous compilation), but
new ones always seem to pop up.I this regard, 1.0.4/1.0.5 is much more stable.

Maybe you can try again with a new 1.1, yesterday evening i applied a big patch to the
compiler that should it make it more stable with type redefinitions in separate units.

If you won't work yet for your source, i.e. it still crashes. Can you then send me the
source so i can debug the compiler.

A last hint, if you compile the compiler yourself, please compile it with:

make cycle OPT='-gl -dNOCATCH'

this will make a compiler that will give a backtrace with line numbers when a crash

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