[PD-dev] Malloc Error occuring with PD 0.41.4

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Thu Aug 27 19:27:16 CEST 2009

So it is not the GUI, but 'pd' itself having the issue:  
pd(272,0xa03ce720)  My guess is that maybe its a 32-bi/64-bit issue.   
I think that a 32-bit app can only address 3 gigs of RAM.  Pd is  
buildable has 64-bit, but there isn't a release for Mac OS X built as  
64-bit yet.


On Aug 27, 2009, at 12:53 PM, james murray wrote:

> It happens every time without variation... I've tried it on two  
> machines, one is:
> MacPro Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.93 GHz processor, 4 GB memory, ATI  
> Radeon 4870 (the apple tweaked version, not the ATI version),  
> BlackMagic Intensity Pro video card... and it's mac 10.5.8.
> The other computer is identical, but is running on 10.5.6.
> Thanks for getting back to me s quickly... I've been definitely  
> hitting my head on this for a few days.
> J
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at 
> > wrote:
> 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?
> .hc
> 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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