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Re: Error on CVS commit: cvs [commit aborted]: out of memory; can nota
Re: Error on CVS commit: cvs [commit aborted]: out of memory; can notallocate 441235120 bytes
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:58:32 +0000 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. I added the file with a new name for now, so it's
smaller. it of course as you mentioned doesn't solve the fundamental issue.
... checking in these large data files. the ulimit -v returned unlimited.
I have changed my build script to use the new file instead of the original.
I was wondering if it is possible/recommended to remove the file completely
from CVS (the actual repository) so I can re-use the name if I want. I am
sure in time this will happen with a few other files of this type. I am always
very nervous when doing such things, but I wanted to ask.
thanks in advancekm
From: Arthur Barrett <address@hidden>
To: KM <address@hidden>
Cc: Cvs-user-list <address@hidden>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 10:55 PM
Subject: RE: Error on CVS commit: cvs [commit aborted]: out of memory; can
notallocate 441235120 bytes
The per process (virtual) memory of RHEL5 x32 is limited to 3GB:
CVS generally needs at least 2x the size of the file for (virtual) memory, and
probably more for committing a revision (particularly on a branch).
So *in theory* you should be able to get this to work - but I'm not sure if in
practice you will achieve it. Checking rlimit (ulimit) as Thorsten Glaser
suggested is worthwhile, as well as checking actual page space / virtual memory
allocated to the server etc.
We did a whole heap of work with CVSNT on this error - mostly for windows,
though some of the improvements we made could help CVSNT on Linux too.
Other things you can try:
- if the CVS server and the client is on the same PC:
+ if using pserver/ssh then try :local: instead
+ if using :local: try :pserver: instead
+ use a different client (or server) so that the memory is spread across the
two physical machines
But I don't think CVS is really the best tool for storing files > 100MB or so -
you are better off using a backup/archiving system instead.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: info-cvs
> org] On Behalf Of KM
> Sent: 25 August 2017 02:51
> To: Cvs-user-list
> Subject: Error on CVS commit: cvs [commit aborted]: out of
> memory; can notallocate 441235120 bytes
> I am trying to commit a file but am receiving errors as follows:
> cvs [commit aborted]: out of memory; can not allocate 441235120 bytes
> I have a feeling the file must be too large in the cvs
> repository. the size is below:
> 11269769 1025804 -r--r--r-- 1 cvs cvs 1049389801
> Aug 23 19:29
> I would like the history, but more importantly I need to
> commit the file with this name. What can I do?If I have to
> lose the history I will but how can I make this work?
> I know it is old as well but cvs is running on a 32 bit linx
> OS, "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga)".