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From:Jon Wagoner Date:April 7 2005 4:29pm
Subject:Out of memory, but plenty of swap space left
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Recently I've been getting error 1041 at times, which gives the message
to update the ulimit or add swap space.  

This is a dedicated MySQL server, so I have no ulimit set for MySQL.
According to /proc/meminfo I have over 1GB of swap free.
Mem:  2118533120 2067628032 50905088        0 19677184 1659768832
Swap: 1998733312 686882816 1311850496
MemTotal:      2068880 kB
MemFree:         49712 kB
MemShared:           0 kB
Buffers:         19216 kB
Cached:        1320684 kB
SwapCached:     300184 kB
Active:         943996 kB
Inactive:      1008424 kB
HighTotal:     1179484 kB
HighFree:         2044 kB
LowTotal:       889396 kB
LowFree:         47668 kB
SwapTotal:     1951888 kB
SwapFree:      1281104 kB

The mysqld section of my.cnf contains the following:

server-id      = 106
basedir         = /usr
datadir         = /var/lib/mysql
tmpdir          = /tmp
language        = /usr/share/mysql/english
set-variable    = key_buffer=512M
set-variable    = max_allowed_packet=1G
set-variable    = table_cache=3072
set-variable    = sort_buffer=2M
set-variable    = record_buffer=2M
set-variable    = thread_cache=8
set-variable    = thread_concurrency=8
set-variable    = myisam_sort_buffer_size=64M
set-variable    = thread_stack=128K
set-variable    = open_files_limit=8192
set-variable    = tmp_table_size=50M
max_tmp_tables = 100
innodb_data_home_dir = /var/lib/mysql/
innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:10M:autoextend
innodb_log_group_home_dir = /var/lib/mysql/
innodb_log_arch_dir = /var/lib/mysql/
set-variable = innodb_buffer_pool_size=384M
set-variable = innodb_additional_mem_pool_size=20M
set-variable = innodb_log_file_size=5M
set-variable = innodb_log_buffer_size=8M
set-variable = innodb_lock_wait_timeout=50


Does anyone have any suggestions as to why I'm getting out of memory
errors?  Do I have some of the settings wrong?
If it matters, I have about 50GB worth of data, split between InnoDB and
MyISAM tables.  I last got the error updating records in one of the
MyISAM tables which was about 1MB in size.
Out of memory, but plenty of swap space leftJon Wagoner7 Apr
  • Re: Out of memory, but plenty of swap space leftGleb Paharenko8 Apr
Re: Out of memory, but plenty of swap space leftHeikki Tuuri8 Apr
RE: Out of memory, but plenty of swap space leftJon Wagoner8 Apr