5.4. Memory Conditions

When ECL surpasses or approaches the memory limits it will signal a Common Lisp condition. There are two types of conditions, ext:stack-overflow and ext:storage-exhausted, for stack and heap overflows, respectively. Both errors are correctable, as the following session shows:

> (defun foo (x) (foo x))

FOO
> (foo 1)
C-STACK overflow at size 1654784. Stack can probably be resized.
Broken at SI:BYTECODES.Available restarts:
1. (CONTINUE) Extend stack size
Broken at FOO.
>> :r1
C-STACK overflow at size 2514944. Stack can probably be resized.
Broken at SI:BYTECODES.Available restarts:
1. (CONTINUE) Extend stack size
Broken at FOO.
>> :q
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