I am getting this error when I type getbalance:

error: {"code":-1,"message":"std::bad_alloc"}

Basically, I type getbalance and wait for about 2 minutes and this error appears finally.

What does it mean?

  • Something strange about your setup is causing bitcoind to fail. Maybe your wallet is too large, maybe something is wrong with your computer, maybe something else. – theymos Aug 30 '14 at 18:10

It probably means your bitcoind has not enough memory to complete the request.

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According to the rpcprotocol.h the error you received is:

RPC_MISC_ERROR = -1, // std::exception thrown in command handling

In C++, std::bad_alloc is the type of object thrown as an exception by the storage allocation functions.

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