Git Extensions: Win32 error 487: Couldn't reserve space for cygwin's heap, Win32 error 0


Git Extensions: Everything was working fine until yesterday.

But suddenly I am get this error when I try to pull some repositories using git extensions

C:\Program Files\Git\bin\git.exe pull --progress "origin" 
    0 [main] us 0 init_cheap: VirtualAlloc pointer is null, Win32 error 487
AllocationBase 0x0, BaseAddress 0x68560000, RegionSize 0x390000, State 0x10000
C:\Program Files\Git\bin\sh.exe: *** Couldn't reserve space for cygwin's heap, Win32 error 0

It is happening for all the repositories which I have cloned. But, my git bash is working fine. I don't have any idea what is going on. Any idea as to why this is happening?


I had the same problem. I found solution here

c:\msysgit\bin>rebase.exe -b 0x50000000 msys-1.0.dll

For me solution was slightly different. It was

C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin>rebase.exe -b 0x50000000 msys-1.0.dll

Before you rebase dlls, you should make sure it is not in use:

tasklist /m msys-1.0.dll

And make a backup:

copy msys-1.0.dll msys-1.0.dll.bak

If the rebase command fails with something like:

ReBaseImage (msys-1.0.dll) failed with last error = 6

You will need to perform the following steps in order:

  1. Copy the dll to another directory
  2. Rebase the copy using the commands above
  3. Replace the original dll with the copy.

If any issue run the commands as Administrator

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