[AMD64] X.org build eats all the memory when compiled with GCC 4.2

Gaspar Chilingarov casper at web.am
Sun Jun 17 09:31:10 UTC 2007

Claus Guttesen wrote:
>> I recompiled X.org yesterday and hit the following problem
>> (1 week old -current, yesterdays packages, AMD64) -- when compiling
>> files in
>> /usr/ports/x11-servers/xorg-server/work/xorg-server-1.2.0/hw/xfree86/scanpci 
>> directory, there are huge .h files - about 4mb. when compiler uses -O2
>> or -O option it eats all available memory and then gets killed by the
>> system.
>> Without -O/O2 option compile works just as expected.
>> Now -- should I file a PR or it's known bug?
> No, but you  should read the archives. Requires more than 1 GB of swap.

Thanks ;) It was easier to just turn off optimization for that directory 
-- it that case gcc will use only ~100mb of memory.

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