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RE: tcsh hangs after updating to cygwin 1.5.7-1. Expires with "Out of Memory"
- From: "Michael Bax" <bax3 dot NO at SPAM dot bigfoot dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2005 04:36:34 -0800
- Subject: RE: tcsh hangs after updating to cygwin 1.5.7-1. Expires with "Out of Memory"
> > > I have experienced exactly the same problem! On two different machines
> > > running XP.
> > I'm running XP *and* I'm using tcsh on a regular basis and I'm not able
> > to reproduce that effect.
> Well, I know of at least one way to cause this problem! My cygwin
> installation was running fine for over a year on an XP machine without
> any problems. Today, out of nowhere, it starts giving me the "Out of
> memory" error whenever I try to run tcsh.
> Looking in that directory revealed that the .history file was huge.
This happened to me today also, on a 128 MB Windows 2000 SP4 machine. All
was well until yesterday, when tcsh failed a couple of times, but it seemed
to be inconsistent. Today tcsh crashed every time I invoked it without -f.
I discovered that my .history file was 53 MB in size! This is with
savehist (1024 merge)
in my .login.
> wc .history
0 3316299 53060768 .history
Examination of the .history file shows it to be garbage. It contains
nothing but a sea of repeated copies of $prompt (when in $HOME, post
Could there be a problem with the history save or merge code?
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