htdig: Virtual memory exceeded in `new'


Rodger Zeisler (rzeisler@eversoft.com)
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 17:05:03 -0600


I indexed a 1400 page site. Each of the pages was only about 6-8K. The
resulting database looks like this:

-rw-rw-r-- 1 infoserv vuser 4023296 Dec 18 14:15 db.docdb
-rw-rw-r-- 1 infoserv vuser 271360 Dec 18 14:15 db.docs.index
-rw-rw-r-- 1 infoserv vuser 3435360 Dec 18 14:15 db.urls
-rw-rw-r-- 1 infoserv vuser 4041919 Dec 18 14:15 db.wordlist
-rw-rw-r-- 1 infoserv vuser 4072448 Dec 18 14:15 db.words.db

When I run htsearch with a small result set (400-500 I'm guessing), it all
works fine. When I pick a really common word, that would result in close to
all the pages being retrieved (like the name of the company, which exists in
the footer of each page), htsearch dies with an internal server error. In
the error_log it says:

Virtual memory exceeded in `new'
[Fri Dec 18 15:52:56 1998] [error] Premature end of script headers:
/usr/local/etc/httpd/cgi-bin/htsearch

Any suggestions. If your answer is 'you need more virtual memory', how is
this accomplished. I am running on a VServers.com virtual server account.

Rodger Zeisler
Everest Software Corp. - http://www.outsourcing-mgmt.com/ - Helping You
Manage Software
InfoServer LLC - http://www.infoserver.com - The Journal For Strategic
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rzeisler@eversoft.com
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