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

From: Stephan von Krawczynski (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 10:17:27 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 17:24:18 -0800
Phil Oester <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 04:42:43PM -0800, Nicholas Knight wrote:
> > The one catch is that -j is specified without a number.
> [snip superfluous description of what 'make -j' implies]
> > number, your system is dead. A user issue because it seems the user is
> > using the option without fully comprehending the consequences.
> eh? Trust me - i understand the implications of make -j. It's not an
unreasonable test, especially on a machine with 1gb ram/swap. For reference,
read Rik's email regarding his reverse VM patch:>
> Might be enlightening

I guess this testcase is somewhat driving in the direction of Martins test with
some setis running, meaning it has a lot of standard processes that need files
and try to work out something. Can you try Martins patch at your side, redo the
-j story and give us a result? I attached it for an easy go :-)


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