git status --porcelain error?

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 13:53:05 UTC 2017


On Monday March 6 2017 11:37:42 René J.V. Bertin wrote:

>I guess I should check for errors from waitForStarted() and see if that tells me more.

*That* helped:

kdevplatform.vcs: "DVCSJob::start: git ls-files -- kclock.cpp failed to start: Resource error (fork failure): Cannot allocate memory"

WTH? htop reports

Mem[|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||6955/7899MB]
Swp[||||1151/16383MB]

which looks pretty normal.  I do run with overcommit turned off (overcommit_memory=2 and overcommit_ratio=80) but you'd say that other fork() operations should fail too if there were really a memory issue...

R.


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