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

Daniel Eischen deischen at freebsd.org
Mon Jun 18 12:40:38 UTC 2007

On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Michiel Boland wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Jun 2007, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>> 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.
>> It's a known bug that isn't going to be fixed until gcc 4.2.1.
>> -Garrett
> Well, until then, is it not possible to at least put the following patch in 
> ports/x11-servers/xorg-server/files:

[ ... ]

> That would make a lot of people very happy. In particular those running 
> amd64.

Yes, it happens on i386 too.  I think requiring more than 1GB of swap
is ridiculous.  Please patch gcc or the port.


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