Re: 1gb RAM + 1gb SWAP + make -j bzImage = OOM

From: Stephan von Krawczynski (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 16:02:40 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 12:32:27 -0800
"Phil Oester" <> wrote:

> On 2.4.17, I can't make -j bzImage without OOM kicking in. Relatively
> light .config here - bzImage compiles to less than 1mb.
> Seems with 1 gb of RAM and swap, the box should be able to handle this
> (box is dual P3 600 btw).
> Is this unreasonable? How much RAM should it take to accomplish this???

You should give a bit more info on that, especially vmstat and the like.
I cannot reproduce this. Neither on 1GB/256MB nor on 2GB/256MB RAM/SWAP.
(P3-1GHz, dual SMP, 2.4.17)


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