Subject: Re: is working properly
To: None <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: current-users
Date: 09/14/2000 20:48:05
    Date:        Tue, 12 Sep 2000 10:23:46 -0400
    From:        Thor Lancelot Simon <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | 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).