A friend of mine, new to Ruby, gets this error when he runs a program I
gave him. He’s running 1.8.6 (2009-03-31) [x86_64-linux]. I can’t
reproduce the problem with any of the versions of Ruby I have installed
on 32-bit Ubuntu and OS X.
The program makes heavy use of Ruby’s memory allocation routines
Google shows a lot of hits involving Merb, which is not in use here.
Any ideas about the problem and what he can do to fix it?