On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Alistair Gee <alistair.gee@gmail.com> wrot
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Juho Snellman <jsnell@iki.fi> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Alistair Gee <alistair.gee@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> sbcl dies at about 8GB of heap usage, regardless of the what I specify
>> for --dynamic-space-size on the command line.
> How does it die?

I don't remember the message, but it said something like "game over"
or "out of heap space" and drops into ldb.

I have since rebuilt sbcl (from CVS) with dynamic-space-end (in
parms.lisp) increased to #x31ffff0000, and it seems to be OK.

Ok, it sounds like you really weren't running with a larger heap then. --dynamic-space-size should be able to adjust the size upwards though, so something must've gone wrong there. The main thing I could think of would be that you weren't passing --dynamic-space-size in at the right position on the command line (it's a runtime flag, so it must come before any lisp-side flags).

Not that it matters to you, since you've got it running with a larger hardcoded size now.

Juho Snellman