KBEA-00071 - The build breaks with "fork: resource temporarily unavailable"


Your build breaks with the error message “fork: resource temporarily unavailable.”


This message is actually generated by Windows when the system’s heap settings are too low for the number of processes running. Unfortunately, there is not a good methodology for determining the correct heap size. Experiment with a large heap setting and work down until the size is just large enough for the error not to appear.

See Also

  1. http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin/2005-09/msg00945.html
  2. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824422

Applies to

  • Product versions: All
  • OS versions: Windows/Cygwin

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