Subject: Re: 3.0 and
To: None <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/08/2006 09:06:15
On Tue, 7 Mar 2006 10:58:58 -0800
"Aaron J. Grier" <> wrote:

> I'm simply expressing surprise that 96MB of RAM and 128MB of swap is
> insufficient to build the world.
Keep in mind that Alpha is a very memory hungry architecture. In
addition gcc(1) and ld(1) can be real memory hogs. (E.g. gcc(1) easily
eats up to 1 GB RAM when compiling heavy C++ stuff like qt / KDE.) I was
bitten by the "GENERIC.MP needs to much RAM" problem too, but tweaking
ulimit was enough as that alpha has 640 MB RAM.