Error message when cloning large repositories could be more informative

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Cloning a large subversion repository on a Linux system with tmpfs, or otherwise a size-restricted /tmp partition, yields the error message:

abort: No space left on device

Yet the target file system is ample for holding the clone. Fedora 18 defaults /tmp to 512MB. A helpful error message would make troubleshooting more straightforward, such as:

abort: No space left on /tmp

Workaround (for users):

mkdir ~/.tmp && TMPDIR=~/.tmp hg clone ...

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