Hi all, On mips and mipsel, we have more and more packages failing to build from source with a "virtual memory exhausted" error in GCC, due to the 2GB address space limit. It seems the occurrence is even higher since the switch to GCC 6. The usual answer has been to play with the ggc-min-expand GCC parameter, and many packages do that already .
The ggc-min expand parameter defaults to "30% + 70% * (RAM/1GB) with an upper bound of 100% when RAM >= 1GB". In practice all of our build daemons, but also most of the development machines (including the CI20 board) are bound to 100%. I therefore wonder if we should change the default at least for mips and mipsel in Debian, and maybe even upstream for 32-bit architectures. Any opinion or comment about that? Thanks, Aurelien  https://codesearch.debian.net/search?q=ggc-min-expand -- Aurelien Jarno GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B aurel...@aurel32.net http://www.aurel32.net
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