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Re: Automake CVS: load average is too high

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: Automake CVS: load average is too high
Date: 28 Feb 2002 17:37:49 +0100

On Thu, 2002-02-28 at 17:13, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> Hello!
> Could anybody please check what's going on with Automake CVS?  If I'm 
> using anonymous CVS (:pserver:address@hidden:/cvs/automake) it 
> almost always fails:
> $ cvs up
> Fatal error, aborting.
> load average of 25 is too high
> The number varies from 15 to 25.  My guess is that there are runaway 
> processes (CPU hogs) on the  Old versions of CVS can 
> create such processes on "cvs log -r," or something like that (I don't 
> want to check it).

My guess is that gcc is at fault; it turns out that
and are one and the same machine, and gcc recently had the
3.0.4 release.  I assume many people are still connecting to get that

> Since the CVS server doesn't reply to "cvs version", I assume it's old.

Indeed - it doesn't even support the -C flag to update (though I don't
know what cvs version added it).

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