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RE: Failed close on pipe/Out of memory during requests?

From: Don Fike <fike(at)>
Date: Tue Jul 23 2002 - 16:18:56 GMT
I noticed I had a hundred or so Apache processes running.
I stopped and started Apache and the swishe/pdf2html/pdfinfo errors that
were occurring went away.  I'm happy things are working but still not sure
what was going on.  This was my last error before restarting Apache;

err: Ran out of memory (could not allocate 262144 more bytes)!

Do you think I ran out of Apache processes?

Here is some config information;

delay_min   => .01,      # Delay in minutes between requests
max_time    => 30,        # Max time to spider in minutes
max_files   => 10000,     # Max Unique URLs to spider
max_size    => 10_000_000, # 10 meg
max_indexed => 10000,     # Max number of files to send to swish for
keep_alive  => 0,         # enable keep alives requests
use_md5     => 1,         # do a duplicate page check with md5


KeepAlive On
MaxKeepAliveRequests 100
KeepAliveTimeout 15
MinSpareServers 5
MaxSpareServers 10
StartServers 5
MaxClients 150
MaxRequestsPerChild 0



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Moseley []
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 11:55 AM
To: Don Fike
Cc: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: [SWISH-E] Failed close on pipe/Out of memory during

On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Don Fike wrote:

> While running the command line;
> ./bin/swish-e -c prog_pdf.config -S prog
> On Solaris 5.8 with swish-e-2.1-dev-25-2002-07-12,
> I am getting this errors;
> Failed close on pipe to pdfinfo for /tmp/FwTx6RiNeq: 0 at
> /usr/local/web/perl/lib/5.6.1/ line 141.
> Out of memory during request for 524300 bytes, total sbrk() is 41447720
> bytes!

That's not an error message from swish.  Perhaps pdftotext is failing to
convert the document correctly.  You might try running pdftotext on the
document outside of swish to see if that works.

Bill Moseley
Received on Tue Jul 23 16:22:32 2002