the dpkg-buildpackage is being killed because the ppa builder goes out of memory

Asked by Paulo Dias on 2016-04-30

im the maintainer of the padoka ppa, and lately when i try to build the llvm framework from git, the ppa is running out of memory and killing dpkg-buildpackage, is there any workaround for this?

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thanks in advance, this is most annoying

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

The builders have 8GiB of memory and a reasonable amount of swap too, which is not a particularly stingy provision. If your build is running out of memory then the chances are it's in fact using really quite a lot of it. There are various linker options documented as reducing the amount of memory used during linking; I would recommend trying those. Reducing the parallelism of your build might help too.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #2

Sorry, I misspoke; for x86 it's currently 4GiB of RAM I think. We do intend to raise that in future, but even so, you should investigate memory-reduction measures first.

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