[cvsnt] CVS bug - memory allocation error

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Sun Mar 4 08:35:48 GMT 2007

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A commit should only be interested in the head revision so it's not too

We are aware of a couple of bugs with large files and also Unicode UCS-2
files on Windows. We have some patches with customers at the moment but
feedback is a little varied, I suspect it still needs more work.

The actual bug appears to be in the Microsoft C runtime library (malloc
etc), so only affects windows - not linux or unix.  However it affects
what Tony calls "Corner Cases" not the everyday stuff most users do.


Arthur Barrett

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Of Bo Berglund
Sent: Saturday, 3 March 2007 6:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [cvsnt] CVS bug - memory allocation error

On Sat, 3 Mar 2007 07:37:49 +1100, "Arthur Barrett"
<arthur.barrett at march-hare.com> wrote:

>Georgi Kalojanov,
>A 22Mb file is tiny - there should be no problem.
>What is the CVSNT encoding of the file?  Ie: is it -ku?  If you don't 
>know then do a "cvs status" and send the results.
But doesn't the size of the RCS file (600 Mb) factor into this? In my
experience when RCS files get above a few hundred Mb performance of
CVSNT drops considerably.


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