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Re: CVS eats memory and hangs on AIX 4.3

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS eats memory and hangs on AIX 4.3
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 10:52:32 -0500 (EST)

Benoit Voisin writes:
> But the server goes mad: It starts eating memory (upto the limit, 256 Megs)
> and hangs.
> If the user retries the command a few times, the full system memory is
> quickly eaten...
> The only way to solve the problem is to kill the Unix process (kill -9).
> I have noticed this problem using CVS 1.11.4, 1.11.5 (compiled from sources)
> or the CVS 1.11.4 binary downloaded from

Are you sure the server is running one of those versions?  There was a
bug in older versions that would cause exactly those symptoms, but it
was fixed in CVS 1.11.3.  Try running "cvs version" to find out for sure
what version of CVS the server is running.

-Larry Jones

You just can't ever be too careful. -- Calvin

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