[PlanetCCRMA] jackstart hanging the system

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Dec 31 07:15:02 2002

> > About the "cannot allocate memory" I'd swear I saw something on the
> > lists about this before but I have been unable to find it. 

IIRC this is nothing to do with RAM, it might be a lack of shared memory,
you can fix this by writing to /proc if it is the problem, eg:

Show how much you have now:
[swh@meta swh]$ cat /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax

Increase it:
[root@meta swh]# echo "67108864" > /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax 

I think some X apps, eg. evolution take a lot of shared memory too. You
could also reboot without running any X apps and try running jack then.

- Steve