gcc memory consumption: amd64 v i386

Claus Guttesen kometen at gmail.com
Sat May 26 09:30:54 UTC 2007

> Hi. I noticed that compilation of xorg-server on i386 with the new gcc
> proceeds normally, whereas compilation on amd64 would crash because the
> compiler would consume all memory. The i386 and amd64 boxen have the same
> amount of RAM and swap, obviously. And they run, give or take a few hours,
> more or less same version of -CURRENT.

It does not crash if you have enough swap. I have 2 GB swap and it
proceeded fine after some swapping.


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