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Re: Out of memory: CVS abort error

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Out of memory: CVS abort error
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 11:40:00 -0500 (EST)

Scott O. writes:
> I have a user that was trying to delete a 64 MB file from one of our
> repositories and he got an error stating that CVS aborted because it was Out
> of Memory.  Is there any limit on the size of files that can be deleted or
> manipulated within CVS?  Does it just kind of bomb out at a certain
> threshold or does it need a certain amount of memory to hold the whole file
> while deleting it?  Any help would be appreciated.

There are no internal limits in the code, you're limited only by the
amount of available (virtual) memory.  You need to add more swap space
and/or increase any per-process or sytem-wide limits on the amount of
virtual memory a process is allowed to use.

-Larry Jones

It's no fun to play games with a poor sport. -- Calvin

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