Subject: Re: is anoncvs.netbsd.org working properly
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 09/14/2000 20:48:05
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 10:23:46 -0400
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
| On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 12:37:34AM +1100, Robert Elz wrote:
| > Either my cvs or the server is telling me ...
| > cvs [update aborted]: out of memory; can not allocate 18415499874546024336
| I rebuilt some of the binaries on the AnonCVS server about two weeks ago
My problem turned out to be some kind of wild (local) filesystem screwup,
including, in particular ...
-rw-r--r-- 1 4287692688 4287692688 18415499874546024336 Oct 9 1969 nfs_prot_osf2.h
Why cvs needs to malloc space to hold the entire file it is considering
updating I have no idea, but that's what failed (I found this by doing a
ktrace of the cvs process, then looking in that to see where it was at when it
After a fsck session, cleaning up all the damage, cvs update went back
to working for me (just now).