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has caused the Debian Bug report #785249,
regarding gcc-4.9: test suite errors when memory overcommitting is turned off
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Package: gcc-4.9
Version: 4.9.2-10
Severity: normal

When I tried building gcc from sources (debuild -us -uc), I got a
number of errors like this:

FAIL: g++.dg/asan/interception-malloc-test-1.C  -O1  output pattern test, is 
==25380==ERROR: AddressSanitizer failed to allocate 0xdfff0001000 
(15392894357504) bytes at address 0x02008fff7000 (12)
==25380==ReserveShadowMemoryRange failed while trying to map 0xdfff0001000 
bytes. Perhaps you're using ulimit -v
, should match malloc call.*(

In fact I wasn't using ulimit -v, but I had turned off memory
overcommitting (sysctl: vm.overcommit_memory=2). Obviously I have
less than 14 TB of RAM in my system. ;) After I turned it on, these
errors disappeared.

So I suggest:

- If possible, amend the test to use a more reasonable allocation.
  Not sure what it's actually testing, but I wonder what I can do
  with 14 TB (which is way short of the 64 bit address range) that
  it couldn't do with, say 6 GB (larger than 32 bit range, in case
  that matters). Otherwise:

- In the wording of the message, add "or have turned off memory
  overcommitting" as a possible reason.

- Verify [ `sysctl -n vm.overcommit_memory` -eq 0 ] early in the
  build process, so you don't get to see such errors after a long
  time building.

  Same for a ulimit check if there isn't one already.

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Version: 4.9.4-2+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package gcc-4.9 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

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