[Sidefx-houdini-list] memory caching

Simon Barrick simon at primalpictures.com
Fri Feb 2 04:48:49 EST 2007


Have you tried turning on the unload flag?

Simon

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[mailto:sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Edward Lam
Sent: 02 February 2007 02:31
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Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] memory caching


Hi Lucio,

Houdini isn't so smart but you'll probably be much happier then if you 
increase the Cull Level (say to 3) in the Main Preferences > Objects and

Geometry > SOP Cache tab.

-Edward

Lucio Flores wrote:
> SOP and particle geometry are always allocated through the HDK, via 
> Gdp methods. Because of this, shouldn't Houdini be able to do some 
> clever de-allocation as needed?? For example, if I need some memory 
> intensive allocation for a SOP chain, and houdini can't provide it, it

> crashes. But it does have an internal record of Gdp allocations. 
> Couldn't it determine which one was least recently used, deallocate 
> it, and retry the current allocation request?? I feel like that would 
> be better than just coredumping.
> 
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