#950 Unable to fork on Windows 2003 Server R2 64 bit

MSYS
closed
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duplicate
Duplicate
2013-02-01
2006-06-21
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PC is an Intel Xeon 3GHz with 2GB RAM running Windows
Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition SP1.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Install Msys to C:\msys\1.0
2) Attempt to run msys icon on the desktop. rxvt
briefly appears then disappears. Expected rxvt to bring
up a shell prompt
3) cd to C:\msys\1.0\bin
4) Run rxvt displays the following error:

C:\msys\1.0\bin\rxvt.exe: *** fork: can't reserve
memory for stack 0x480000 - 0x680000, Win32 error 0
0 [main] rxvt 3228 sync_with_child: child
3132(0x294) died before initialization with status code 0x1
311 [main] rxvt 3228 sync_with_child: *** child
state waiting for longjmp
rxvt: can't fork
rxvt: aborting

Most other utilities (eg: ls, ps, vi, date) seem to
work correctly when run directly from a DOS prompt. sh
drops into a shell correctly but then running ls inside
sh produces the above error.

The same build of msys works fine on Windows XP on a 32
bit host.

Discussion

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2006-06-21

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    Grab the CVS version of msys.bat.

     
  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2006-06-21
    • milestone: --> 64_bit_feature_request
    • status: open --> closed-duplicate
     
  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2013-02-01
    • labels: MSYS -->
    • status: closed-duplicate --> closed
    • resolution: --> duplicate
    • category: --> Duplicate
    • milestone: --> MSYS
     

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