Cant-enable-face-detection-on-esp32-cam-corrupt-heap-bad-head-at-0x3ffe2eb4

I was trying to make esp32 face recognition using the esp32 camera web server example in arduino , and everything works fine untill i press on face detection the frame is frozen , module restarted and put this error to serial monitor :

CORRUPT HEAP: Bad head at 0x3ffe2eb4. Expected 0xabba1234 got 0x00000008
abort() was called at PC 0x4008a64d on core 1

ELF file SHA256: 0000000000000000

Backtrace: 0x4008df7c:0x3ffe1c30 0x4008e1f5:0x3ffe1c50 0x4008a64d:0x3ffe1c70
0x4008a779:0x3ffe1ca0 0x400f97cb:0x3ffe1cc0 0x400f5a61:0x3ffe1f80 0x400f59f0:0x3ffe1fd0
0x40093545:0x3ffe2000 0x40082976:0x3ffe2020 0x4008a545:0x3ffe2040 0x4000bec7:0x3ffe2060
0x400d1bc9:0x3ffe2080 0x401194f5:0x3ffe2230 0x40119bfd:0x3ffe2260 0x40119cb5:0x3ffe22f0
0x4011a088:0x3ffe2310 0x40118774:0x3ffe2330 0x401187cb:0x3ffe2370 0x4008fe86:0x3ffe2390

Rebooting...
ets Jun 8 2016 00:22:57

rst:0xc (SW_CPU_RESET),boot:0x13 (SPI_FAST_FLASH_BOOT)
configsip: 0, SPIWP:0xee
clk_drv:0x00,q_drv:0x00,d_drv:0x00,cs0_drv:0x00,hd_drv:0x00,wp_drv:0x00
mode:DIO, clock div:1
load:0x3fff0018,len:4
load:0x3fff001c,len:1216
ho 0 tail 12 room 4
load:0x40078000,len:10944
load:0x40080400,len:6388
entry 0x400806b4

I tried erasing flash bt it made the same error again I am using Arduino IDE 1.8.12 , esp32-cam operating at 5 volts from the programmer (also tried other external power supplies) and these are the pictures of settings : (also used wrover kit in programming settings with huge app >3mb)

Chip name Settings
[1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/uJ79S.jpg

I want to make a face recognition door lock , if this doesn't work could anyone refer me to how can I get facial recognition on esp32 cam with any other way?

Do you understand that your program has somehow exceeded it's bounds. Perhaps an array boundary was exceeded.
Paul

I love that a facial recognition program is reporting "Bad head". :grinning: It must have caught a glimpse of me...

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Do you have any hint or solution so far? I am stucking with exactly the same problem and error code. The streaming works well but the face detection always fails and device does error reboot.

not yet but I will try to use esp-who but i can't find tutorials on it!