I am having the same problem.
I tried everything, modified all configs from git but still with error.
I also tried to make another repository with size greater than 210 MiB and
it's still with the same problem.
>From one unix to another both repositories works like charm. I tested and
it is not a time-based problem.
It seems that git for windows has a problem with transfers larger than 200
MiB (clone, push, pull, etc) with this out of memory leak.
Please help !
Thank you in advance,
On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:28:19 AM UTC+3, Sergiu wrote:
> I've been struggling for few days now with this, so I was hoping I could
> get some suggestions here.
> It's about cloning a repo. It used to work, but it just started to throw
> this error when I "git clone ssh://git@hostname:10101/test.git":
> remote: Counting objects: 11401, done.
> remote: Compressing objects: 100% (9278/9278), done.
> select: Not enough memory4561/11401), 206.60 MiB | 1.01 MiB/s
> fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
> fatal: early EOF
> fatal: index-pack failed
> I cannot clone this repo anymore. It always dies around 206-208 MiB.
> Anyone dealt with this before? Any suggestions? Thank you.
> # Server: CentOS release 6.2 (Final) 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64
> # cat /proc/meminfo
> # MemTotal: 16316936 kB (16 316 936 kilobytes = 15.5610428 gigabytes)
> # MemFree: 5251088 kB (5 251 088 kilobytes = 5.00782776 gigabytes)
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