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

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] DRAFT: build: Compile scheme modules in batches (was Re: Release!)
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:38:30 +0200
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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.
> Well… I just noticed that guix pull doesn’t even use compile-all.scm; it
> uses build-self.scm, so this patch has no effect on “guix pull”.

Right, this should be tested with “make”.

If it works fine here, we can port it to (guix build pull).

(And factorize it eventually…)


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