capistrano fails for rails application

  • Posted December 30, 2014

Capistrano deploy tasks keep failing giving the following error:

Tasks: TOP => deploy:assets:precompile (See full trace by running task with --trace) The deploy has failed with an error: Exception while executing as rake exit status: 1 rake stdout: Nothing written rake stderr: rake aborted! Errno::ENOMEM: Cannot allocate memory - nodejs (in /home/rails/releases/20141230062531/app/assets/javascripts/

Is it a lack of memory issue or something else?

My droplet is


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Thanks for clarifying the error message.

Glad to hear you got it working! The error:

Errno::ENOMEM: Cannot allocate memory

indeed means that you ran out of memory. Precompiling assets can take a lot of memory. Adding a swap file is a great way to allow yourself a little extra room without needing to scale up the whole server.

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