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I am doing a composer update and getting an error "Out of memory: killed process php"

  • Posted October 2, 2020
  • PHP

I have the most basic package / droplet but I am not doing anything special and the droplet is barely being touched with over 500mb memory available.

It would be useful to at least see what part of the update is breaking it?

Any ideas?

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Hi there @kinsleyransom,

What I would usually do if I’m getting that error on a Droplet with 1GB of RAM, is to add swap space, that way you would have some extra buffer in case that your RAM is fully exhausted.

You can follow the steps on how to do that here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-add-swap-space-on-ubuntu-20-04

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby