Rsync / Cygwin : Cannot Allocate Memory

Rick Romero rromero at
Fri Mar 24 16:39:14 GMT 2006

Rick Romero wrote:
> Wayne Davison wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 08:20:18AM -0600, Rick Romero wrote:
>>> rsync: fork failed in do_recv: Cannot allocate memory (12)
>> This error is happening on the receiving side, and you seem to have only
>> mentioned the OS and memory for the sending system (I assume -- you
>> didn't explicitly say).  Is the receiving system also running cygwin?
>> What is its version rsync?
>> ..wayne..
> Ahhh  The receiving side is a fresh install of Debian, kernel 2.6.8-2 
> with a whopping 256MB of Ram.
> I have 2Mb 'free', no swap (What the heck did I do there?  Watch my 
> confidence start droping drastically :P  ) and 5 rsync processes 
> eating about 35Mb each..
> The receiving system is running rsync 2.6.4 protocol v29.
> Ok, so I'll throw another 256Mb in there asap - I still don't know why 
> just changing the sending side's version of rsync would cause the 
> receiving side to run out of memory..

Adding more memory to the receiving side seems to have solved that 
issue.  Now if I could only go back a day and find my own thread in the 
archives.. no wait, that wouldn't work.. damnit

Thanks :)


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