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Re: [PATCH] DRAFT: build: Compile scheme modules in batches (was Re: Rel

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: [PATCH] DRAFT: build: Compile scheme modules in batches (was Re: Release!)
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:03:53 +0200
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

>> I've attached a workaround that I've been using for the last 6 weeks on
>> my MIPS-based Yeeloong running GuixSD, since it only has 1 GB of RAM and
>> otherwise it would not be able to successfully build the 'guix' package.
>> Note that I never use 'guix pull', so I'm not sure off-hand whether this
>> solves the problem there, but it certainly greatly reduces the memory
>> needed to run 'make' and thus to build the 'guix' package.
> thank you for this patch.  I’m trying it on my i686 with 1GB of RAM now.
> My own attempt to revert the commit to build all files in one process
> resulted in a guix pull that would only go to 20.4% and then sit there
> doing nothing.
> I’ll report back once I manage to run “guix pull --url=/path/to/guix”
> with this patch.

20 files at once is still too much when running “guix pull” on my i686
netbook.  I tried lowering this to 10 files and still ran out of memory
(after 70 minutes of compiling).  I’m now trying with 3 files at a time.


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