Subject: Re: 3.0 and
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/07/2006 20:16:53
Is swap really running out? If so, then I would expect the building to 
stop since some programs should abort when there is no memory.


Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:54:56AM +0100, Jochen Kunz wrote:
>>On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 20:17:52 -0800
>>"Aaron J. Grier" <> wrote:
>>>over six hours to build a kernel?  that seems incredibly excessive,
>>>even for a 133MHz machine.
>>Not if the machine is swapping to death. Retry and watch top(1),
>>vmstat(1), ... Watch the amount of RAM consumed by cc(1) and ld(1)
>>when the machine is swapping...
> I realize that's exactly what's happening, and the straightforward fix
> is to add more swap.
> I'm simply expressing surprise that 96MB of RAM and 128MB of swap is
> insufficient to build the world.

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