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+[[!tag open_issue_porting]]
+
+ $ git-new-workdir /media/kepler-data/home/thomas/tmp/source/binutils/git master master
+ fatal: Out of memory? mmap failed: No such device
+ $ echo $?
+ 128
+ $ showtrans /media/kepler-data
+ /hurd/nfs kepler.schwinge.homeip.net:/media/data
+
+With `sh -x`:
+
+ [...]
+ + ln -s /media/kepler-data/home/thomas/tmp/source/binutils/git/.git/remotes master/.git/remotes
+ + ln -s /media/kepler-data/home/thomas/tmp/source/binutils/git/.git/rr-cache master/.git/rr-cache
+ + ln -s /media/kepler-data/home/thomas/tmp/source/binutils/git/.git/svn master/.git/svn
+ + cd master
+ + cp /media/kepler-data/home/thomas/tmp/source/binutils/git/.git/HEAD .git/HEAD
+ + git checkout -f master
+ fatal: Out of memory? mmap failed: No such device
+
+As one can easily guess (and confirm with [[hurd/debugging/rpctrace]]), `git`
+tries to [[glibc/mmap]] a file via the [[hurd/translator/nfs]] translator, this
+fails, and it isn't prepared to cope with that:
+
+ [...]
+ 88->dir_lookup (".git/objects/pack/pack-37ca560e7877fa0cc6e5ddcd556aa73e5a3e3f40.idx" 2049 0) = 0 3 "/media/kepler-data/home/thomas/tmp/source/binutils/git/.git/objects/pack/pack-37" (null)
+ 62->dir_lookup ("media/kepler-data/home/thomas/tmp/source/binutils/git/.git/objects/pack/pack-37c" 2049 0) = 0 1 "/home/thomas/tmp/source/binutils/git/.git/objects/pack/pack-37ca560e7877fa0cc6e5" 61
+ 61->dir_lookup ("home/thomas/tmp/source/binutils/git/.git/objects/pack/pack-37ca560e7877fa0cc6e5d" 2049 0) = 0 1 "" 84
+ task3741-> 3206 (pn{ 33}) = 0
+ 84->term_getctty () = 0xfffffed1 ((ipc/mig) bad request message ID)
+ 84->io_stat_request () = 0 {1 704 0 36308992 0 0 -1 33060 1 1000 1000 4712 0 1307711395 0 1307657003 0 1307657003 0 4096 16 0 1000 0 0 100663296 1836017780 29537 0 0 0 0}
+ 84->io_map_request () = 0x4000002d (Operation not supported)
+ 84->io_map_request () = 0x4000002d (Operation not supported)
+ 76->io_write_request ("fatal: Out of memory? mmap failed: No such device
+ " -1) = 0 50
+ 64->proc_mark_exit_request (32768 0) = 0
+ task3741-> 2008 () = 0
+ Child 3741 exited with 128
+
+This is the [[libnetfs: `io_map`|open_issues/libnetfs_io_map]] issue.
+
+There is a `NO_MMAP` conditional in Git's source code, but it is a compile-time
+conditional. The fallback code in `compat/mmap.c:git_mmap` only supports
+`MAP_PRIVATE`, and simply `pread`s in the requested portion of a file. This
+could be made a runtime fallback, too.