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Re: FW: Problems with GNU make in Windows 7 (64-bit)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: FW: Problems with GNU make in Windows 7 (64-bit)
Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 10:43:12 +0300

> From: Rob Juergens <address@hidden>
> CC: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 14:55:40 -0700
> OK - on further inspection, your fix may have solved the recursion problem.  
> It doesn't seem to be happening any more.

Good.  I will commit the patch to the repository, then.

> What I am now experiencing is the message "_main: memory allocation error 
> during startup.".  This is a Windoze error.  I can put in a printf() call as 
> the first thing in main(), and this still comes up before the printf call.
> This only occurs AFTER the make has invoked a few sub-makes (for sub-dirs).  
> It occurs randomly, not every time (the most fun kinds of bugs to find...) 
> and it only happens in Win7.  My Win7 box is 64-bit, so I don't know if it 
> happens also on a Win7-32 box.  It definitely does NOT happen on a XP bit 
> (either 32 or 64 bit).

It sounds like after several sub-makes there's no longer enough memory
for another instance of Make to start?  But it sounds almost
impossible, since Make shouldn't allocate too much memory, and I
imagine your Windows 7 box has plenty of it.

The message probably comes from the MS startup code.  Perhaps by
looking at what it is trying to do, or asking on some pertinent forum,
will give more ideas?

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