Installing libgcj consumes huge amounts of memory

Alan Modra
Sun Dec 4 03:42:00 GMT 2005

On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 12:35:31AM +0100, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> spawns a recursive make (GNU make 3.80) that consumes some 450MB of memory 
> and triggers a system load of 12+, basically rendering the machine dead 
> for about a minute.
> On a different machine with only 512MB + 1GB swap, this time running 
> FreeBSD 5.3, I cannot install GCC any longer.

I noticed something similar on a Linux machine with 512M + 1G swap when
remaking libjava after editing some files.  Thrashing for around 15
minutes before finally proceeding.

Alan Modra
IBM OzLabs - Linux Technology Centre

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