The per process (virtual) memory of RHEL5 x32 is limited to 3GB:
CVS generally needs at least 2x the size of the file for (virtual) memory, and probably more for committing a revision (particularly on a branch).
So *in theory* you should be able to get this to work - but I'm not sure if in practice you will achieve it. Checking rlimit (ulimit) as Thorsten Glaser suggested is worthwhile, as well as checking actual page space / virtual memory allocated to the server etc.
We did a whole heap of work with CVSNT on this error - mostly for windows, though some of the improvements we made could help CVSNT on Linux too.
Other things you can try:
- if the CVS server and the client is on the same PC:
+ if using pserver/ssh then try :local: instead
+ if using :local: try :pserver: instead
+ use a different client (or server) so that the memory is spread across the two physical machines
But I don't think CVS is really the best tool for storing files > 100MB or so - you are better off using a backup/archiving system instead.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: info-cvs
> org] On Behalf Of KM
> Sent: 25 August 2017 02:51
> To: Cvs-user-list
> Subject: Error on CVS commit: cvs [commit aborted]: out of
> memory; can notallocate 441235120 bytes
> I am trying to commit a file but am receiving errors as follows:
> cvs [commit aborted]: out of memory; can not allocate 441235120 bytes
> I have a feeling the file must be too large in the cvs
> repository. the size is below:
> 11269769 1025804 -r--r--r-- 1 cvs cvs 1049389801
> Aug 23 19:29