libxul compilation problem

Rob Farmer rfarmer at
Sun Oct 17 20:23:22 UTC 2010

2010/10/17 Fernando Apesteguía <fernando.apesteguia at>:
> The machine has one single core cpu. Finally I was able to compile the
> thing, compiling
> the offending file by hand (nsHtml5ElementName.cpp) without the -O2
> optimization flag.
> With this flag, cc1plus eats up all the memory of my system in a few
> seconds. Without
> the flag, the file is compiled without any problems and quite fast.
> Should this issue be a candidate for filing a PR?

It's hard to say whether this is really a bug or not - I still think
your overall memory is low - 1 GB of RAM should be a supported
configuration, but that assumes a decent amount of swap - I'll bet
sysinstall's recommended partitioning would give you 2 GB.

Try mailing the maintainers (gecko at and see what they say.

Rob Farmer

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