"cant commit memory for stack" error with perl

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Apr 2 07:53:00 GMT 2012

On Apr  1 14:00, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 3/30/2012 8:11 AM, Noel Grandin wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >I'm running the latest production Cygwin stuff, and I'm getting an error
> >like this in some perl code.
> >Running on Windows7, 64-bit, fully patched and up to date.
> >
> >Any ideas?
> >
> >Regards, Noel Grandin
> >
> >C:/cygwin/bin/perl packconfig.pl -i
> >C:/LibreOffice/libo/solver/wntmsci12.pro/xml/uiconfig -o
> >../wntmsci12.pro/bin/uiconfig.zip
> >packconfig: ../wntmsci12.pro/bin/uiconfig.zip up to date. nothing to do.
> >0 [main] perl 488 child_info_fork::abort: can't commit memory for stack
> >0x88B000(86016), Win32 error 487
> >0 [main] perl 3604 child_info_fork::abort: can't commit memory for stack
> >0x88B000(86016), Win32 error 487
> <http://cygwin.com/faq-nochunks.html#faq.using.fixing-fork-failures>
> You may want to just try upgrading though.  Grab the newest 'setup.exe'
> from cygwin.com first if you go this route.  It has the ability to
> automatically do the rebasing.

Larry, while updating setup is always a good advice, I would like to
stress that the automatic rebasing is not done by setup itself, but
rather by the postinstall script included in the _autorebase package.
So the ability to rebase is not coupled to the setup version.


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