Why does running “firefox” crash from a compute node.

It appears that firefox is allocating RAM based on the stack size setting for your qrsh session. To run firefox, you can either:

  • Requesting 40GB of RAM (qrsh -l mem_free=40G,h_vmem=40G)
  • Reducing stack size from the default 128M to 8M (qrsh -l h_stack=8M)
  • Using qrsh as normal, then reducing stack size by running “ulimit” (qrsh ; ulimit -s 8192 -S 8192)
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