many "fork failed" errors after doing rebaseall amd peflagsall

Heiko Elger
Tue Oct 18 08:29:00 GMT 2011

Hello all,

we've many problems i.e. using make, perl.
We often will get errors like the following:
1) abnormal program termination
C:\TEMP\ fork failed: no child processes [1]
2)0 [main] sh 71664 child_info_fork::abort: address space needed by 'cyggccs-
1.dll' (69130000) is already occupied
c:/programme/cygwin/bin/sh: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable
3) child_info_fork::abort: address space needed by 'DBI.dll' (00CF0000) is 
already occupied

We use cygwin 1.7.9 with snapshot "cygwin-inst-20110829.tar.bz2".

I did a complete rebaseall and peflagsall.
rebaseall was patched to ignore files in /usr/x86_64-w64-mingw32/sys-

But it seems something is still wrong.

All other found postings concerning this problem described that doing a 
rebaseall/peflagsall will solve thies problems.

Perhaps other user can give me some more hints.

best regards

Heiko Elger

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