rsync crash

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Dec 5 16:50:14 GMT 2005

On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 09:57:39AM +0400, apache7 at wrote:
>     rsync: fork failed in do_recv: Cannot allocate memory (12)

That is an OS error:  the fork() system call failed with ENOMEM, which
typically means that you don't have enough swap space available for the
new process.  Adding more swap should fix this.  Alternately, dividing
up the failing rsync command into multiple hierarchies should also avoid
the problem, because rsync will not grow to use so much memory.


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