Nodejs JavaScript heap out of memory

Yesterday when I tried to build my react application, I got the below error message in the console:

FATAL ERROR: Ineffective mark-compacts near heap limit Allocation failed – JavaScript heap out of memory
1: 0x8dc510 node::Abort() [node]
2: 0x8dc55c [node]
3: 0xad9b5e v8::Utils::ReportOOMFailure(v8::internal::Isolate*, char const*, bool) [node]
4: 0xad9d94 v8::internal::V8::FatalProcessOutOfMemory(v8::internal::Isolate*, char const*, bool) [node]
5: 0xec7bf2 [node]
6: 0xec7cf8 v8::internal::Heap::CheckIneffectiveMarkCompact(unsigned long, double) [node]
7: 0xed3dd2 v8::internal::Heap::PerformGarbageCollection(v8::internal::GarbageCollector, v8::GCCallbackFlags) [node]
8: 0xed4704 v8::internal::Heap::CollectGarbage(v8::internal::AllocationSpace, v8::internal::GarbageCollectionReason, v8::GCCallbackFlags) [node]
9: 0xed7371 v8::internal::Heap::AllocateRawWithRetryOrFail(int, v8::internal::AllocationSpace, v8::internal::AllocationAlignment) [node]
10: 0xea07f4 v8::internal::Factory::NewFillerObject(int, bool, v8::internal::AllocationSpace) [node]
11: 0x114018e v8::internal::Runtime_AllocateInNewSpace(int, v8::internal::Object**, v8::internal::Isolate*) [node]

Interestingly, nodejs exited with out of memory error. After searching it in google, I got the below ticket in nodejs project, which fixes the issue:

the solution is to add option –max-old-space-size=N, where N is the number of MB, to node during execution.