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error: can't allocate region

Allen Fuller

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After upgrading to 1.8.3 (and previously in 1.8.2), when I move my mouse to a different machine, the mouse disappears and I cannot move it back to the server. This does not happen every time but intermittedly.


On checking the logs, I see that when this behavior occurs, the server is crashing and the following logs are added on the server:


[2016-09-27T08:12:03] INFO: switch from "Allens-iMac.local" to "Allens-MacBook-Pro.local" at 2516,527
[2016-09-27T08:12:03] INFO: entering screen
synergys(29249,0xb0582000) malloc: *** mach_vm_map(size=324288512) failed (error code=3)
*** error: can't allocate region
*** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug
[2016-09-27T08:12:08] ERROR: exception on thread 0x00000002: 
libc++abi.dylib: terminating with uncaught exception of type std::bad_alloc: std::bad_alloc
[2016-09-27T08:12:08] INFO: process exited normally
[2016-09-27T08:12:08] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting
[2016-09-27T08:12:09] INFO: starting server
[2016-09-27T08:12:09] INFO: config file: /var/folders/28/5ps1sgl959102r9ggd40y6fr0000gn/T/Synergy.C24870
[2016-09-27T08:12:09] INFO: log level: INFO
[2016-09-27T08:12:09] INFO: drag and drop enabled
[2016-09-27T08:12:09] NOTE: started server, waiting for clients
2016-09-27 08:12:09.396 synergys[29264:7638522] starting cocoa loop
[2016-09-27T08:12:09] NOTE: accepted client connection
[2016-09-27T08:12:09] NOTE: client "Lenovo" has connected
[2016-09-27T08:12:18] NOTE: accepted client connection
[2016-09-27T08:12:18] NOTE: client "Allens-iMac.local" has connected


One thought: this may have started happening after I replaced my older external monitor with a Samsung 4k monitor. Perhaps Synergy has trouble with the larger display? Just a thought. I'll keep trying to isolate when the error occurs, but it is very frustrating as it stops my work for several seconds.


But let me say I don't know what I'd do without Synergy! It's an amazing boost to my everyday productivity. And the new Mac media controls are terrific!

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