gcc+gcj build-times?

Andrew Haley aph@redhat.com
Wed Feb 22 17:56:00 GMT 2006


Norman Hendrich writes:
 > Hello Andrew, hello David,
 > 
 > thanks for your quick answers. Until today, I never considered my
 > machine "memory limited", but things do change... Obviously, I ran
 > into a combination of problems - slow compiler (gcc 4.0.0), too old
 > gmake, too small memory, and full bootstrap mode).
 > 
 > When (if) I next build gcc, I will try the --disable-bootstrap option.
 > 
 > - Norman
 > 
 > 
 > > If you (Norman, I mean) have a look at the
 > > build when it's swapping, please let us know exactly what is running
 > > at that time.  (You can just stop the compilation with Ctrl-Z and use
 > > `ps ww'.)  That will let us know where the memory problems are.
 > 

OK.  It's been a problem for most of my working life that some
developers have fast boxes heavily laden with RAM, and need reminding
about what other people experience.  :-(

 > Well, my motivation to rerun the three-hour bootstrap is pretty low
 > right now ;-)  Rerunning "make install" grinds to a near-halt at this
 > point:

OK, hit ctrl-z and tell us what `ps ww' says...

Andrew.

 



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