[Newbies] Failure to load large Squeak .image files
andrew.coward at anu.edu.au
Sun Jun 1 16:40:42 UTC 2008
I am using Squeak 3.8.18 on Mac OSX with 2 Gbyte RAM to model large
numbers of complex neurons. With all the neuron instances the Squeak
image size can sometimes get well above 500 Mbytes. Up to image sizes
of 500 Mbyte everything works fine.
The problem is that for images of 550 Mbyte, the image continues to run
and I can save it, but if I try to start Squeak with a 550 Mbyte image,
the image desktop and windows appear for a few seconds, then Squeak
I have tried starting Squeak with the large image on a different Mac
and the same thing happens. The problem occurs even if it is
immediately after rebooting the Mac, with no other applications
Is this a bug, or are there Squeak image size limits and if so what are
they and what generates them. Does anyone have any suggestions how to
get around the problem?
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