[Mediawiki-l] problem with memory, help!?

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Thu Jan 18 22:16:57 UTC 2007


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Beans Interactive Media wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I am having problems with my site www.dogpedia.nl if i edit pages which
> are a couple of lines i already get:
> 
> Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to
> allocate 87 bytes) in
> /var/www/vhosts/dogpedia.nl/httpdocs/includes/SiteStats.php on line 45
> 
> Anybody got an idea what i need to do to stop having these errors messages?

Raise PHP's memory_limit. 8 MB is unfortunately too small for many
operations, since much of that limit gets used up just on the script
source, compiled bytecode, and localized messages.

The installer will have tried to add this to your configuration file if
it detected a low limit, but if your provider does not allow you to
raise the limit, you may have difficulties.

If necessary try adding to LocalSettings.php:

# If PHP's memory limit is very low, some operations may fail.
ini_set( 'memory_limit', '20M' );


- -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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