Failure compiling java/openjdk8

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Sun Apr 24 08:48:21 UTC 2016

Am 23.04.2016 um 12:02 schrieb Willem Offermans:
> Dear FreeBSD friends,
> In my attempt to juvenile an old FreeBSD beast, I encountered another 
> hurdle: a failure compiling java/openjdk8
> <snip>
> gmake[4]: Leaving directory '/usr/ports/java/openjdk8/work/openjdk/jdk/make'
> gmake[4]: Entering directory '/usr/ports/java/openjdk8/work/openjdk/jdk/make'
> Compiling 9455 files for BUILD_JDK
> Killed
> gmake[4]: *** [/usr/ports/java/openjdk8/work/openjdk/build/bsd-x86-normal-server-release/jdk/classes/_the.BUILD_JDK_batch] Error 137

That Error 137 is "signal 9 (SIGKILL)" and added 128 for "core dump
requested". Typically an indication of a last-resort cleanup by the kernel.

Has the machine run out of memory during the compile?

Can you reduce the number of CPU cores used for the compile, in an
attempt to reduce RAM usage?

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