Maya 2013 - Memory error

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  02 February 2013
Maya 2013 - Memory error

Hi everyone,

System Specs:
  • Dell Precision T3600
  • Nvidia Quadro 4000
  • 30GB RAM
  • CentOS 6.2
  • Maya 2013 SP2

When opening a big scene (small ones I have no problem with), Maya crashes with the following error...

Quote: mental ray for Maya 2013
mental ray: version, Jul 26 2012, revision 177995
mmap: Cannot allocate memory
Cause of memory exception
2048.000 Mb Free Memory
2048.000 Mb Free Swap
0.105 Mb Size of alloc
10.000 Mb Low Memory Threshold
Memory use when exception was thrown
1 Page faults
11988.738 Mb Max resident size
9377.577 Mb Peak total size(Estimated)
8845.070 Mb Peak arena size
468.507 Mb Heap
6266.184 Mb Arrays
60.938 Mb MEL
118.598 Mb Data Blocks
26.625 Mb Transforms
0.135 Mb arguments
0.516 Mb Pixel Map
1.000 Mb NURBS AG
0.648 Mb Object Arrays
0.125 Mb Keys
0.125 Mb NURBS Surface Shapes
0.332 Mb NURBS Geometry Cache

When I look at my system status after the scene just opened, the RAM fills up to about 12GB and then Maya crashes. I noticed the "11988.738 Mb Max resident size" in the log, that would explain the 12GB of RAM used, but the thing is I have 30GB in my system
What gives ???

Thank you for any help or guidance !
  02 February 2013

Leaving the info here for the next guy ;-)

I don't know if Autodesk will say it's a good solution but...

I edited the "vm.max_map_count" to "1965900" in "sysctl"
Fixed the memory problem...

So that's that...

Enjoy !
  02 February 2013
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