xz memory limit override
wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Aug 1 14:59:25 UTC 2010
xz(1) has a built-in protective notion about limiting memory usage that
prevents port building on relatively low-memory computers. Users have
experienced this in the wild.
Matthias Andree pointed out that there are existing ways to limit
memory usage: "They can use ulimit(1) -- or whatever their favourite
login shell offers -- to set soft memory limits."
I submitted ports/148250 to add the "-Mmax" option to port xz
extractions. There haven't been any squawks of outrage, peeps of
agreement, or even acks of, uh, acknowledgement. Hence this message, to
bring it up again for a status check.
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