[mesa-users] ODP: Re: RAM issues in sdb_test

astrophysics astrophysics at go2.pl
Fri Jun 28 02:44:53 EDT 2013

Hi Sutirtha,

For MESA runs I use Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit on computers with 2 - 6 GB of RAM.
My runs use up to 1.5 GB. The only issues with memory that I've had were with less than 2 GB of available space. The solution for me to run it even then was to enable the swap space. Then Ubuntu is able to redirect some memory to this area.
Did you try it? If not, try this "sudo swapon /dev/sda5". My swap is on sda5. If you have it in a different location just correct this command.
This might be unrelated to your particular situation but why not to try.

Marcin @ astrophysics

sutirtha sengupta <sutirtha.sg86 at gmail.com> pisze:Well I am only trying this test for the first time (load the opacity data), but my previous runs (e.g. with low_Z or pre_ms_to_wd test suites) had no issues with excessive RAM usage.

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 11:14 PM, Bill Paxton <paxton at kitp.ucsb.edu> wrote:
What is your RAM usage with mesa/star for other cases?  under 4GB I hope.

On Jun 27, 2013, at 2:10 PM, sutirtha sengupta wrote:

P.S. I also am trying to run the sdb test suite on a machine with more memory (64GB) and it does use up more RAM on it (up to 15GB) than my desktop has. I will leave it running overnight to test if it is successful.

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