[cvsnt] Out of memory error on CVS log

Matthew Rich mbrich2000 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 10 21:47:46 BST 2007

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Yes the file is a binary. the size if the file is 5700KB and as stated earlier the repository for the file is 576691KB.
Isn't my current version of CVSNT newer then the one you suggest? vs

I have to be careful as my company is in the midst of a big release. so changing the CVS version may not be advisable right away.

Thanks for the quick reply.


----- Original Message ----
From: Arthur Barrett <arthur.barrett at march-hare.com>
To: Matthew Rich <mbrich2000 at yahoo.com>; cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 1:24:25 PM
Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Out of memory error on CVS log


> I'm getting the following error on a cvs log command:
> cvs [server aborted]: out of memory; can not reallocate 
> 415236096 bytes

Do you have binary files in the repository?  What is the size of the
largest file in the repository (the one that gives this message?

There is a bug in the MS C run time that causes far more memory to be
used by CVS when there are very large (eg: >300Mb) revisions in an RCS
file.  This is fixed in the next release (ie: not the current one), but
I am not convinced that this is your problem.

> CVSNT server version:

Try upgrading to and re-test and send as much info as you
can about the file being processed.


Arthur Barrett

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