[Clfs-support] GCC memory exhaustion

Jim Gifford clfs at jg555.com
Fri Jul 31 10:12:31 PDT 2009

Hugo Villeneuve wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:08:41 -0700
> Jim Gifford <clfs at jg555.com> wrote:
>> Hugo Villeneuve wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have been trying to compile gcc-4.3.0 in chapter 5 (x86_64 first
>>> pass) without success. The problem is that it eats up all my memory
>>> doing this, causing the host machine to freeze and crash. My host
>>> has 1GB of RAM and 5G of swap.
>>> I have tried to pass the option "--with-low-memory", but this
>>> doesn't seem to make much difference.
>>> Anybody have experienced the same behavior?
>>> Thank-you, Hugo Villeneuve
>> You have to much swap. Your swap should never exceed your memory. The 
>> rule of thumb, is 2x the amount of RAM, but my philosphy is 1 to 1
>> ration.
> Before this gcc bug I had only 1G of space. 5G is only to try to pass
> this gcc error.
What's the error?
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