nginx 1.2.1 won't start with large CRL

Hoffman, Brian [USA] hoffman_brian at
Thu Jun 21 13:36:27 UTC 2012

I have a CRL loaded into ssl_crl variable in the config file that's about 256MB in size and nginx won't start. I get the following error:

nginx: [emerg] fork() failed (12: Cannot allocate memory)

I believe this is due to nginx trying to load the file into memory and it's bombing. It maxes out my server's RAM and then just crashes.

- Brian
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