vmem limit causes GHC startup failure
When setting a virtual memory limit of <1.3GB, GHC wont start with the error:
ghc: failed to create OS thread: Cannot allocate memory
This has led to broken Haskell support in Compiler Explorer ("godbolt"):
This is probably due to #9706 (closed) "New block-structured heap organization for 64-bit"
Other related issues:
#14193 (closed) "Add RTS flag to disable 1TB address space allocation"
#8604 "Some stack/vmem limits (ulimit) combinations causing GHC to fail" \
Steps to reproduce
In a new terminal:
ulimit -v 1258292
Then try to run
ghc. In a different, new, terminal, try 1.3GB:
ulimit -v 1363148
ghc which should work.
Or see failure in Compiler Explorer: https://gcc.godbolt.org/z/zKs4a6
- GHC version used: 8.6.5, (8.8.3 through stack), Compiler Explorer uses 8.6.1 and 8.6.2
- Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04, Kernel 5.8.0-050800-generic
- System Architecture: AMD64 (AMD Ryzen 7 4700U)