[PD-dev] Malloc Error occuring with PD 0.41.4

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Thu Aug 27 18:42:18 CEST 2009

Hmm, never seen that one.  Can you reproduce it, does it happen every  
time? The "org.puredata.pd.wish" part makes me think that make its the  
Tcl/Tk GUI side that's crashing.

Which exact version of mac os x are you running?  Which hardware?


On Aug 27, 2009, at 12:27 PM, james murray wrote:

> Hi List,
> I'm currently running into issues with getting PD Extended 0.41.4 to  
> run on Leopard 10.5. If I let the software run for an extended  
> period of time (say, 30 minutes to a couple of hours) PD/Gem crashes  
> without an error report.  I'm running 1920 x 1080 video playback  
> when this happens and I've tested the programming with both two and  
> three layers of video running.
> This is happening on a quad core Intel-Xeon Mac with 4 GB of memory  
> (although the same issue is happening if I cannibalize an additional  
> 4 GB), an ATI Radeon card and Blackmagic Intensity for capture.   
> While I can't get an error report from PD/Gem, Console is giving me  
> the following:
> 8/25/09 1:38:48 PM    [0x0-0x18018].org.puredata.pd.wish[271]     
> pd(272,0xa03ce720) malloc: *** mmap(size=4149248) failed (error  
> code=12)
> 8/25/09 1:38:48 PM    [0x0-0x18018].org.puredata.pd.wish[271]    ***  
> error: can't allocate region
> 8/25/09 1:38:48 PM    [0x0-0x18018].org.puredata.pd.wish[271]    ***  
> set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
> 8/25/09 1:38:48 PM    [0x0-0x18018].org.puredata.pd.wish[271]     
> terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::bad_alloc'
> This is definitely not an area that I'm overly familiar/confident  
> about and would really love to have at least some sort of idea of  
> what could be causing this to happen.  This error is the only error  
> I get with my programming and it's frustrating since I can't  
> downgrade to Leopard or run it on another operating system.  Any  
> insight into this issue would be greatly appreciated.  I've altered  
> my programming dramatically and stripped it down to the bare bones  
> and still, I have this error occuring.
> So, I suppose my question is this... is this a PD/Gem issue with  
> Leopard?  Or something on my side that I'm just not seeing... Any  
> insight into this would be hugely appreciated....
> Thank you,
> J
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