No files this big (I have 8GB of RAM, about 5 available at the time), nor
close. To be somewhat precise, the biggest file I found is below 100MB,
although this is the current (latest) version. I will check the commit that
resulted in the error if that may contain one, and come back with the
result in the evening (CEST).
On 29 Apr 2014 12:32, "Konstantin Khomoutov" <>

> On Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:16:40 +0200
> Gergely Polonkai <> wrote:
> > I’m trying to clone an SVN repository with around 48000 revisions,
> > several branches and tags (svn:// After a few
> > thousands commits, Git failed (complaining something about sed, I
> > haven’t wrote that down), so I svnrdumped the whole repository onto my
> > filesystem.
> >
> > After that, I used this command:
> >
> > git svn clone -s --prefix=origin/ file://`pwd`/zabbix-svn zabbix-git/
> >
> > to dump all the repo into a new Git repository. It ran for around 24
> > hours to report an Out of memory error at the end. Although I realised
> > since then that this is a somewhat bad idea, but I still don’t think
> > it should happen this way. Or should it?
> Do you have insanely huge files somewhere in those commits?
> I'm speculating that the sole number of commits should not affect Git
> that much but huge files *could* -- due to it using the xdelta
> compression when packing files (which, in turn, in typical builds uses
> memory mapping).

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