[squeak-dev] Re: #'insufficient object memory' in Spur

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 20:26:58 UTC 2014

Hi Chris,

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 7:43 AM, Chris Muller <ma.chris.m at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Eliot, thanks a lot for your help on the CM header.  I decided to
> try to add a new bit indicator in my CompiledMethodBuffer (pickled
> state of a CM) to indicate which header format it was pickled in so I
> can hopefully maintain a heterogeneous environment.
> Now, maybe I goofed up my image while testing it at some point because
> I cannot seem to allocate a 50MB ByteString (even though (Smalltalk
> vmParameterAt: 3) reports just 89,627,904)
>    String new: 50000000
> causes a failure in primitve 71, which causes the failure code to run,
> which sends #growMemoryByAtLeast: to Smalltalk.  But, there are no
> implementors of #growMemoryByAtLeast: in the image..!

If you download a recent Spur image from my web site you'll find it

> Do you have an impl. of that method?  This could be a real problem for
> me to move to Spur because I absolutely depend on handling OutOfMemory
> errors to build my large models..

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