stops the server when i try to create two accounts one after the another.


same happens when I try unlock account. More than one request geth console causes the server to stop. Is it possible that the personal API is the cause or could it be a memory related problem? The logs show fatal error : out of memory; But if i do this operation after few minutes of time gap it works fine. Executing consecutively is the problem. Mining and transactions are working fine. what could be the reason behind such behavior?

  • checked, don't have the problem on my privnet, what version of geth are you using? – Roland Kofler Jul 22 '16 at 7:32
  • Geth Version: 1.5.0-unstable Protocol Versions: [63 62] Network Id: 1 Go Version: go1.5.1 – Priyanka D L Jul 22 '16 at 8:28
  • While using a Pi, I have observed that creating and unlocking accounts consumes more memory than other commands. It also takes some time (5-10 seconds) for the output. What are your system specs? – galahad Jul 22 '16 at 15:38
  • Ubuntu 14.04, 6 gb RAM, 32 bit OS – Priyanka D L Jul 23 '16 at 3:51
  • This seems like a bug that should be reported on github. I;m not sure we'll be able to help you here. – Tjaden Hess Sep 21 '16 at 15:16

You have the development version of Geth, where this bug seems to happen, downgrade to Geth 1.4.10 like shown here:


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  • same problem is there with 1.4.9 as well – Priyanka D L Jul 22 '16 at 9:29
  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Afr Oct 9 '16 at 8:58

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