Git still broken

Christian Franke
Tue May 19 21:22:00 GMT 2009

Vincent R. wrote:
> $ git clone git://
> Initialized empty Git repository in /home/Vincent/glib/.git/
> remote: Counting objects: 66572, done.
> remote: Compressing objects: 100% (10319/10319), done.
> fatal: read error on input: Bad address
> fatal: index-pack failed
> Exactly the same problem I had a few times ago and that was reported by
> other users.

Could reproduce the problem with a 'git clone' of the above and other 
external repositories.
Updating an existing repo with 'git fetch' apparently works.

No problem when a local repo is cloned. No problem on Cygwin 1.5.

According to strace output (attached), the error message "bad address" 
is from the child process git-index-pack. Function 
fhandler_base::wait_overlapped() returns Windows error 998 
(ERROR_NOACCESS). Then readv(0, ., 1) fails with errno 14 (EFAULT).

Problem in git or Cygwin DLL ?

Christian Franke

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