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Old 07-12-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Have GCC use SWAP instead of/with RAM

I'm trying to build firefox mobile (fennec) on a device that only has 256meg of RAM and it is failing out due to lack of RAM errors.

Is there a way I can force the GCC compiler to use SWAP space when compiling instead of RAM? I've got a fairly large swap file.

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You cannot get stuff into swap without it being allocated in memory (RAM) and being evicted.
Check you don't have other users of RAM - /tmp for example. Make sure it isn't on a tmpfs (/dev/shm you can't do anything about).
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Alternatively consider cross-compiling on your big-rig.


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