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From Ben Reser <>
Subject Re: Bug report on SVN 1.8.3 Cannot allocate Memory
Date Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:36:54 GMT
On 12/12/13 2:12 PM, Nguyen, Quyen wrote:
> Looking  into the subversion error_log and it appears it point to the memory
> [Mon Nov 18 17:28:53 2013] [error] [client] Can't start process
> '/data00////start-commit': Cannot allocate memory  [500, #12]

That is an OS error.  Subversion is providing you the "Cannot allocate memory"
message as a convenience, it's not producing the error.

Looking at the code I'd bet that fork() is returning ENOMEM on your system.

> Our Linux System Admin  had applied different memory cache setting to the
> server but thus far we have no luck resolving this error.
> If you could please provide any insights on why and ho we could correct this
> issue,  I’m truly appreciated your help/

Add more memory to the system or figure out why the kernel doesn't think it has
enough memory.  Might want to check your configured ulimits as well.

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