> 1. Does "fewer forks" mean that some forks are still occurring, thus the same
> memory crash will still happen, but not right away? Just delaying the
> inevitable, for longer than my original script does?
I think so, assuming the problem is that forks are not getting fully reclaimed.
> 2. What is this I read about "rebasing" for BLODA-related issues ... Can
> rebasing help me to completely resolve this script problem? I read the docs
> about "rebase all" but don't understand whether it would be effective for my
> situation. Or do I just need to close any of the offending software such as
> anti-virus, then reopen CygWin and try my script again?
Rebasing may or may not be necessary, but it can certainly be important to
have BLODA inactive, which often means *removing* it, because of all the little
background things and services these packages throw in.