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Old 03-30-2012, 03:13 AM
Vaclav Mocek
 
Default A bit OT: git - ridiculous memory requirements

Hi all,



I have a cloned GCC git repository, on PC with 1.5GB of RAM and 3GB swap.



When I run "$git gc --aggressive", I will get after few hours an error:



$ git gc --aggressive

Counting objects: 1332887, done.

Delta compression using up to 2 threads.

fatal: Out of memory, malloc failed (tried to allocate 4838335 bytes)

error: failed to run repack

$




4.5GB of memory is not enough, what is that?



I wonder what git is internally doing, it seems to me as a pretty
non-optimal implementation.
It is the first application I have which has been killed by OOM killer.


The size of .git directory is >900MB.





BR



Vaclav M.
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