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RE: CVS Commit Terminated with fatal signal 25

From: Dave Korn
Subject: RE: CVS Commit Terminated with fatal signal 25
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 13:07:30 -0000

Shetty wrote:
> Hi,
> I am getting the following error, whenever i am trying to commit a
> particular file:
> "CVS Commit Terminated with fatal signal 25"
> This file is a binary file and when I checked the size of this file on
> the server, size is 2GB (i.e. with all the history). The Filesystem on
> which this file or my repository is lying, is ReiserFS.
> I would appreciate if someone can help me to resolve the above issue.

address@hidden ~> /bin/kill -l 25

[first item]

SIGXFSZ - Waikato Linux Users Group
This signal is raised when the maximum file size is exceeded, as configured by


  So, there's two possibilities here: either you've hit a quota limit, or
you're using an older version of reiserfs (or perhaps glibc) that doesn't
support files >= 2Gb.  (According to,
you need both a 2.4 series kernel and reiserfs v3.6 to use large file support)

  What does "ulimit -a" show you?

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