[cvsnt] out of memory; can not reallocate

Glen Starrett glen.starrett at march-hare.com
Fri Feb 9 22:24:43 GMT 2007

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bwhicks at aep.com wrote:
> A bunch of 1 meg files (random text) committed till the RCS file reaches 
> 350 megs is fine. A single committed 350 meg file makes windows barf, but 
> linux is fine. A 650 meg file is fine on linux. A 1.3 gig file was bigger 
> than would fit into my laptop's RAM and my client barfed. 
> Can someone help? Why is the behavior on windows different than on linux?

It's because Windows memory management isn't the same as Linux.  CVS 
grabs just what it needs and grows it -- Linux handles this fine, but 
Windows doesn't release memory as fast so it chokes.

You can try increasing the virtual memory amount, but the real fix is 
going to be in 2.5.04.  I see you're a CVS Suite user -- We have an 
experimental patch for commercial support customers available.  Write 
into support for more info.


Glen Starrett
Technical Account Manager, North America
March Hare Software, LLC


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