11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2009 10:26 AM by Spence
Jon Milan Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
"Your Mac OS X startup disk has no more space available for application memory."

This error has started since making an upgrade to 10.5.6 on my Dual 2GHz G5 with 3GB memory.

I'm not doing anything particularly taxing on the computer at the time this error pops up. It's not like I'm running Google Earth, Photoshop, Lightroom, Safari, Firefox, Mail, Word, Excel, MySQL, Apache, etc with more than one user logged in -- though I've done that in the past with no problems. This can happen with Safari, iTunes, Mail and a couple small apps running such as TextWrangler. No consistency I can see as to the source of the problem.

The computer's been restarted a few times to no avail.

I reset the "Startup Disk" per a recommendation in the Macosxhints forum given to another with a similar problem. No difference.

The console log is showing a bunch of strange and apparently unrelated messages I'd never noticed before, though this one looks suspicious:

1/7/09 8:57:30 PM com.apple.dynamic_pager[47] Notice dynamic_pager: cannot extend paging file size /private/var/vm/swapfile0 to 67108864!
1/7/09 8:57:30 PM com.apple.launchd[1] Warning (com.apple.dynamic_pager[47]) Exited with exit code: 1


G5 Dual-2GHz; eMac G4-1GHz; Pismo G3; iMac (Intel); 2 MBPs, tv, ..., Mac OS X (10.5.6)