Subject: Re: cvs fails
To: Joe Reed <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/07/2003 21:43:04
> when i run the following: `cd /usr/src && cvs update -PAd`, it runs for a 
> while, then errors with the following
> $ cd /usr/src
> $ cvs update -PAd
> ? gnu/dist/texinfo/autom4te.cache
> ? sys/arch/i386/conf/BORK
> fork failed
> Resource temporarily unavailable
> $
> i think there's a sysctl to shel variable i can set to help me out with this, 
> but i'm not sure which one(s).  does anyone have any suggestions?

The problems are on anoncvs, not your local system :-(
I don't know what it runs out of, but have noticed that the CVS
protocol is rather 'brain dead' in that all the diffs are done on the
server - which requires it store large amounts of data for each
pending update.

Running on each subdirectory helps...


David Laight: