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Re: Not enough memory to build firefox4

Matthias Rampke <> writes:

> that's what I experienced in similar situations: the compiler works
> and works, allocating a lot of memory, and the system struggles with
> swap for a long time to make it work (possibly because the compiler
> keeps allocating memory) until all swap is exhausted, and only then it
> bails out.

Good to know, that other people have the same problems ;-)

> by allocating a lot more swap you can keep that from happening, but it
> will still be very very very slow.
> compiling without -O2 reduces the memory usage (apparently
> drastically), so that everything still fits into RAM, which is simply
> blazingly fast compared to the disk.

Yes, I didn't know, that this option can have such consequences on
memory usage.

>>  Maybe there's something
>> wrong with my system.

> except that it hasn't got much RAM? probably not.

I assumed this, because I have some more problems, e.g. segfaults when
running clisp. But I'm still working on them.


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