Re: htdig: htmerge question

M. Tyson Bigler (
Fri, 25 Dec 1998 10:35:07 -0600

Quoting Marc Evans <>:
> Hi -
> I am encountering:
> htmerge: Total documents: 13068
> htmerge: Total doc db size (in K): 169161
> Virtual memory exceeded in `new'
> I am running on a BSDI-4.0 system with 64M RAM and 128M swap. So,
> that number makes alot of sense. Unfortunately, I don't have a
> convienent way to add more swap.

you could add a temporary swap file. I'm not real familiar with
BSDI, but as an example on a Solaris machine:
        mkfile 1000m temp_swap_file
add a line to vfstab:
        /path/to/temp_swap_file swap swap rw 0 0
and then:
        swapon -a

In this manner you can create swap files instead of swap partitions,
so you don't have to redo your disk layout.
> My question is, what can I adjust in the running of htmerge or htdig
> that would result in htmerge using less virtual memory? Ideally, is
> there any way for me to use a large mmap'ed file (since I have about
> 6 Gig of free disk space) instead of swap space?
> Thanks in advance - Marc

Just a thought...


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