When I clone the kernel source, I encounter a fatal error.

Craig Inches kernelnewbies at xayto.net
Tue Nov 8 11:02:51 EST 2016

On Tue, Nov 08, 2016 at 11:52:44PM +0800, Hao Lee wrote:
> Hi,
> I used to run 'git clone --depth=1' to get kernel source, because this
> way is very lightweight. But today, I want to clone the whole git
> repository with 'git clone
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git'
> Then, I encounter a problem.
> The output is :
> Cloning into 'linux-stable'...
> remote: Counting objects: 5531619, done.
> remote: Compressing objects: 100% (492978/492978), done.
> error: index-pack died of signal 9531619), 777.26 MiB | 19.22 MiB/s
> fatal: index-pack failed
> I do this on my VPS which has 768M memory. Is it because the memory is
> not enough? If so, is it possible to limit the memory usage of Git?

Hi Hao,

Definatly looks like memory limit, I have the same issue when cloning on
android devices. You can use git config file to limit the memory used by
git for various operations: 

> Thanks!
> Hao Lee
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