Git pull fails with bad pack header error
git pull fails with following error
remote: Counting objects: 146, done. remote: fatal: unable to create thread: Resource temporarily unavailable error: git upload-pack: git-pack-objects died with error. fatal: git upload-pack: aborting due to possible repository corruption on the remote side. remote: aborting due to possible repository corruption on the remote side. fatal: protocol error: bad pack header
Any Ideas how to pull successfully ?
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The lines beginning with
remote are output from git running on the remote system. The error:
fatal: unable to create thread: Resource temporarily unavailable
… strongly suggests that you’ve run out of memory on the server, which can happen if you have either:
- A repository with lots of large files, which can cause re-packing to take a lot of memory.
- Limited virtual memory – either in general, or just for that account due to the
A suggestion here is to limit the amount of memory that packing may take by logging into the remote system (as the user that git runs as) and doing:
git config --global pack.windowMemory "100m" git config --global pack.packSizeLimit "100m" git config --global pack.threads "1"
Update: this answer was an edit suggestion to Mark Longair’s answer, which has now updated his answer with the correct naming.
pack.SizeLimit is incorrect, it’s
When I added this option, it worked for me 🙂
I had to set it in both the local and the remote repositories.