The only limit that I would think of is the available physical memory on each NUMA node (numactl -H will tell you how much of each NUMA node memory is still available).
malloc usually only fails (it returns NULL?) when there no *virtual* memory anymore, that's different. If you don't allocate tons of terabytes of virtual memory, this shouldn't happen easily.
Le 05/09/2012 14:27, Gabriele Fatigati a écrit :Dear Hwloc users and developers,
I'm using hwloc 1.4.1 on a multithreaded program in a Linux platform, where each thread bind many non contiguos pieces of a big matrix using in a very intensive way hwloc_set_area_membind_nodeset function:
hwloc_set_area_membind_nodeset(topology, punt+offset, len, nodeset, HWLOC_MEMBIND_BIND, HWLOC_MEMBIND_THREAD | HWLOC_MEMBIND_MIGRATE);
Binding seems works well, since the returned code from function is 0 for every calls.
The problems is that after binding, a simple little new malloc fails, without any apparent reason.
Disabling memory binding, the allocations works well. Is there any knows problem if hwloc_set_area_membind_nodeset is used intensively?
Is there some operating system limit for memory pages binding?
Thanks in advance.--
Ing. Gabriele Fatigati
SuperComputing Applications and Innovation Department
Via Magnanelli 6/3, Casalecchio di Reno (BO) Italy
www.cineca.it Tel: +39 051 6171722
g.fatigati [AT] cineca.it
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