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Re: CVS Problem

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS Problem
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 12:02:42 -0400 (EDT)

Emele, Frank, HPO writes:
> when a user of us is trying to check in a pics file (~700MB) in cvs
> (hpux 11.11 - cvs version 1.11.22) he gets the following error message :
> cvs [commit aborted] out of memory
> Do you have any idea what might be the cause for this failure?

You're out of memory.  :-)

If you're using client/server mode, the problem is on the server, not
the client.  See the manual:


for memory requirement estimates.  Note that many systems have a limit
on the amount of virtual memory that a single process can use, so a
process can run out of virtual memory long before the system itself
does.  If you don't know how to increase the per-process limits, you'll
need to ask in an OS-specific forum since it varies from system to

-Larry Jones

Years from now when I'm successful and happy, ...and he's in
prison... I hope I'm not too mature to gloat. -- Calvin

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