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When I run cygwin, I sometimes run into the following error, e.g during compiling.

I only have 1 cygwin open. And I have kill all other windows program. I have 4GB memory.

....      1 [main] sh 7508 fork: child -1 - forked process 4868 died unexpectedly, retry 0, exit code -1073741819, errno 11
/bin/sh: fork: retry: Resource temporarily unavailable

Is there anyway to fix this problem?

Thank you.

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Sounds like you have insufficient installed memory to support your application, cygwin, windows, and your other programs and services running on your system.

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Usually this means that you

  • have some incompatible software installed on your computer, or
  • some installed libraries are not updated properly, so you need either update them using Cygwin setup, or Rebaseall them when no cygwin processes are running.
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