Re: [xep-support] how to use -Xmx switch? -- or some other fix?

From: Jim Melton <>
Date: Thu Jun 09 2005 - 09:40:03 PDT


I, too, have 1GB of "real" memory, and I use -X1024M as my version of the
switch. I have about 2.5GB of virtual memory (paging file). 80% of 1GB
is, very roughly speaking, 800MB (it's actually a bit more, 819.2, because
memory is counted in 1K=1024 units, but you get the idea).

Hope this helps,

At 6/9/2005 09:56 AM, wrote:
>I'm getting an OutOfMemory error running XEP. If I run the same
>stylesheet on an identical but smaller source file, it works fine.
>After reading the archives, I think I need to use the -Xmx switch, but
>I have no idea how. I'm no programmer, obviously, so I need to know
>what is the exact syntax to use at the command prompt? I'm running
>WinXP, and I have 1GB of memory.
>Also, if this helps identify the problem, note that I can use Saxon
>6.5.3 to run the same stylesheet on the whole, large file, and Saxon
>creates the .fo file without any errors.
>Sorry for the dumb question, but I don't know enough to understand the
>XEP documentation. (I don't even know what 80% of 1 GB is!)

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