[Solved] Compile Error: virtual memory exhausted: Cannot allocate memory

1. Question

When installing the virtual machine, the system does not set the swap size or the memory is too small. The compiler will have the problem of virtual memory exhausted: cannot allocate memory. You can use swap to expand memory.

2. Solution

When free – M is executed, the prompt cannot allocate memory:

(swap files can be placed in their favorite location, such as/var/swap)

[[email protected] byrd]# free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           512        108        403          0          0         28
-/+ buffers/cache:         79        432
Swap:            0          0          0
[[email protected] ~]# mkdir /opt/images/
[[email protected] ~]# rm -rf /opt/images/swap
[[email protected] ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=/opt/images/swap bs=1024 count=2048000
2048000+0 records in
2048000+0 records out
2097152000 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 82.7509 s, 25.3 MB/s
[[email protected] ~]# mkswap /opt/images/swap
mkswap: /opt/images/swap: warning: don't erase bootbits sectors
        on whole disk. Use -f to force.
Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 2047996 KiB
no label, UUID=59daeabb-d0c5-46b6-bf52-465e6b05eb0b
[[email protected] mnt]# swapon /opt/images/swap
[[email protected] mnt]# free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           488        481          7          0          6        417
-/+ buffers/cache:         57        431
Swap:          999          0        999

Memory is too small. Increasing memory can solve this problem

You can turn off swap after use:

[[email protected] mnt]# swapoff swap
[[email protected] mnt]# rm -f /opt/images/swap

Swap files can also not be deleted and kept for future use. The key is that your virtual machine hard disk is enough.

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