libxul build hit the roof!
freebsd-ports at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Wed Dec 29 10:10:18 UTC 2010
I was doing an update of my system, and I hit these errors and skipped
builds all over the place; so I've been eliminating them one by one and
making the skipped list smaller.
In the process of these investigations I noticed that my system
practically froze several times and I spotted multiple pfaults through
top. I also ran a lone run of just libxul as it was one in the list with
an error: new compiler error.
I then basically shut every app I was running down and ran it again with
just top showing. I found that at least one part hit the roof of my
system, with nsCharacter... something or rather running at 1430M+ in
swap, and 520M+ resident when compiling.
Does anyone else think it might be wise to put a warning during build
saying that this could take over 2G+ of memory to compile, and rebuild
with no apps running if it fails?
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