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Re: sh.exe: *** fatal error - couldn't allocate heap, Win32 error 487

I fixed this yesterday. Just for the record: Symantec Endpoint
Protection, and they had updated it the night before my troubles
began. Can't help that, I'm at work. But they ditched SEP yesterday
and my cygwin fixed automagically, yay!

Nowadays I think anti-viruses cost more on the long run than viruses
would. They can't detect a  0-day virus, but they do slow down and
stop a lot of legitimate stuff.

But for us who are chained to MS, Cygwin is an oasis in the middle of
the desert.

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 9:44 AM, Ricardo Urbina  wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 4:03 AM, Reini Urban  wrote:
>> 2010/4/9 Ricardo Urbina:
>>> Hi. Last tuesday I updated my Cygwin installation from 1.7.1 to 1.7.4.
>>> And then I started getting these errors when running a perl script:
>>> % perlscript
>>> Â Â Â3 [main] sh 11716 C:\cygwin\bin\sh.exe: *** fatal error -
>>> couldn't allocate heap, Win32 error 487, base 0x850000, top 0x890000,
>>> reserve_size 258048, allocsize 262144, page_const 4096
>>> Â Â Â2 [main] sh 10172 fork: child -1 - died waiting for longjmp
>>> before initialization, retry 0, exit code 0x100, errno 11
>> First I need a report
>> Second, you can try a lower rebase address, as pointed out in
> I didn't know there was a perlrebase. It didn't change a thing. I'm
> starting to think it's not a cygwin issue: after perlrebase, it ran
> just fine once. Then the whole system crashed. It didn't work again
> after rebooting. Anyway, I attach my cygcheck output. Thanks a lot!

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