[Sidefx-houdini-list] render-memory problem

Jed Schwartz jed at jedschwartz.com
Fri Aug 4 11:51:46 EDT 2006


On Aug 4, 2006, at 11:27 AM, Peter Robbinson wrote:

> To be honest I'm not sure.
>
> The size of the core file is interesting. Can you force a crash on one
> of your healthy systems and compare the size?
> Have you tried rendering just frame 741 on the offending machine? Does
> it behave the same?

Yes, very predictable -cores out every time-

> Use a system monitor and see if the ram is filling and caching and see
> how bad that is, compare to a healthy system.
>

Good Idea, I'll try that-
> Of course likely the simplest thing to do is yank the ram from a good
> machine and replace the "bad" ram and see if that fixes things.

The offending system has 4 gigs of ram-
My understanding is that only 2gigs are being used
so it should be easy to do a swap test-

Will have to wait until we get through the current crunch, perhaps
early next week.

Thanks-

Jed-
>
>
> Peter
>
> On Fri, 2006-04-08 at 10:52 -0400, Jed Schwartz wrote:
>> I am getting a 3 gig core file-
>> Specifically which cache setting?-
>> 10 years at this and still so much to learn!
>>
>> Jed-
>>
>> On Aug 4, 2006, at 10:26 AM, Peter Robbinson wrote:
>>
>>> Morning,
>>>
>>> Have you possibly missed a cache setting and it is dumping to a
>>> harddrive?
>>>
>>> PeterR
>>>
>>> On Fri, 2006-04-08 at 10:09 -0400, Jed Schwartz wrote:
>>>> I'm getting a total freeze up in the middle of a render on frame  
>>>> 741
>>>> on one of several systems in the studio-
>>>> All other systems render the frame without problem- All running the
>>>> latest H-build- 8.1.681
>>>>
>>>> Am I correct to assume that we have some flakey memory on this  
>>>> newest
>>>> and fastes system-?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!!
>>>>
>>>> Jed-
>>>>
>>>>
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