XML memory error

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XML memory error

Postby kalpana » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:18 am

We are getting random xml error messages on a fresh install of OJS on a hosted server. It is running free BSD. For example when we tried to add a journal we got the following error:

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 5864 bytes) in /usr/www/users/rioja/kalpana/ojs-2.1.1/classes/xml/XMLParser.inc.php on line 125

We have tried the solution from
by adding the following to our .htaccess file (no access to php.ini on hosted server)
php_value memory_limit 16M

We can get the same to work on our localhost (wamp) with even 8M memory.

Any help will be appreciated.

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Postby asmecher » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:44 am

Hi Kalpana,

Different versions of PHP require very different amounts of memory to run; the PHP 5.x line, for example, seems to be much more frugal with memory. Are you still receiving the 8388608-byte limit message after setting the memory_limit in .htaccess? If so, the override to 16M didn't work and you'll have to ask your host to increase the limit in the system's php.ini (or enable local overrides if possible).

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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