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Re: ERROR: invalid memory alloc request size

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Johann Spies <jspies(at)sun(dot)ac(dot)za>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ERROR: invalid memory alloc request size
Date: 2007-05-28 14:46:51
Message-ID: 20070528144651.GA7795@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Johann Spies wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 10:40:40AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Well, if you aren't having any luck debugging it yourself, maybe you
> > could put together a self-contained test case for someone else to
> > reproduce the problem with?
> 
> Hallo Tom,
> 
> Sorry for the long delay.
> 
> Maybe the following was what you were looking for:
> 
> 
> gdb) bt
> #0  errfinish (dummy=0) at elog.c:313
> #1  0x00000000005f40c1 in elog_finish (elevel=<value optimized out>, fmt=<value optimized out>) at elog.c:939
> #2  0x0000000000609585 in MemoryContextAlloc (context=0x941210, size=1350958157) at mcxt.c:504
> #3  0x00000000005ff1c8 in perform_default_encoding_conversion (
>     src=0x2b881e87f040 "\"2007-04-20\" \"18:07:06\" \"192.168.0.100\" \"73\" \"http://www.kerkbode.co.za/kerkbode/images/blank.gif\\\"\"\n\"2007-04-20\" \"18:07:06\" \"192.168.0.100\" \"69\" \"http://develop.christians.co.za/phpAdsNew/adx.js\"\n\"20"..., len=337739539, is_client_to_server=5 '\005') at mbutils.c:461

Interesting.  You are passing a single 300 MB string here, not
90-something char lines.  The problem is probably in newlines.  Why are
they not getting used as line separators escapes me.

-- 
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