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Re: [opensuse-security] rpmdb: malloc: Cannot allocate memory: 4278



On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 12:45:24PM +0200, Christian Boltz wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Am Montag, 30. Juni 2008 schrieb Cristian Rodríguez:
> > Christian Boltz escribió:
> > > I have a 10.2 system that refuses to install updates :-(
> > >
> > > zypper aborts with the message
> > >     rpmdb: malloc: Cannot allocate memory: 4278
> > > and YOU also simply crashes.
> >
> > huh.. is machine's memory OK ?
> 
> I hope so ;-)  (yes, I know that this is not a very useful answer...)

It really sounds like an out of memory situation...

Login a second time and watch with "top" or "free" to see if memory
is running out.

Ciao, Marcus
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