Help with memory problems¶

DIRAC will allocate the following memory segments:

• Static allocation (approx. 130 MB; you can verify it using “make info”)
• WORK array for F77 “dynamic” allocation (specified by ./pam --mb)
• Additional F90 dynamic allocations (depends on the calculation)

MEMGET errors¶

They look like this:

 --- SEVERE ERROR, PROGRAM WILL BE ABORTED ---

Date and time (Linux) : Fri Nov 26 10:48:19 2010
MEMGET ERROR, insufficient work space in memory

This means that you need to increase the WORK array (increase --mb).

MEMCHK errors¶

They look like this:

MEMCHK ERROR, not a valid memget id in work(kfree-1)
Text from calling routine : PSIDHF.DHFSCF (called from MEMREL)
KFIRST,KFREE,IALLOC =         1         2         1
found memory check :                        0
expected           :               1234567890

Other memory allocation errors¶

If you see a error message about memory problems in the queuing system output (and not in the DIRAC output) it typically means that there is not enough memory for F90 dynamic allocations.

You need to increase the memory limit that you specify to the queuing system or perhaps decrease --mb (if possible).