FreeBSD make buildworld fail: cc: Internal error: Killed: 9 (program cc1)

Frank Shute frank at
Mon Nov 14 01:17:28 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 10:51:29AM +0000, Traiano Welcome wrote:
> >Another question worth asking: how much memory/swap does the machine
> >have? If FreeBSD runs short of memory, it will start killing
> >processes.
> Hi Frank
>  As follows:
>  Mem: 96M Active, 286M Inact, 224M Wired, 213M Buf, 1368M Free
>  Swap: 4094M Total, 4094M Free
> Note that this is FreeBSD system is installed in a Vmware VM. No swap
> partition is configured as I expected the system to run entirely with RAM
> as managed by the Vmware hypervisor and resource management technology.
> Note that this machine is currently doing nothing else other than my
> attempts at make buildworld.

Hi Traiano,

That looks OK.

The only other thing I can think of is testing your memory with

It's unusual for it to die with SIGKILL though. Still it's worth
ruling it out.




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