[webkit-dev] Can't fork new process in 10.6.5?

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Tue Dec 14 13:26:46 PST 2010

With 3 queues, a bunch of distcc processes, Chrome and several levels
of scripts, it's possible I'm hitting kern.maxprocperuid.  I'll try
bumping it up from it's current 266 I guess.


On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
> /Developer/usr/bin/../libexec/gcc/i686-apple-darwin10/4.2.1/as: can't
> fork a new process to execute:
> /Developer/usr/bin/../libexec/gcc/darwin/x86_64/as (Resource
> temporarily unavailable)
> /Projects/CommitQueue/WebKitBuild/Release/DerivedSources/WebCore/JSHTMLAnchorElement.cpp:528:
> fatal error: error writing to -: Broken pipe
> compilation terminated.
> One of our commit-queue machines have been hitting this quite often as
> of late. 10.6.5, Snow Leopard, 12GB RAM, 2xQuad-Core Mac Pro.
> I'm curious if any other developers have seen such?  Or have any clue
> how I might debug?
> I'm happy to file a bug to Apple, but I'm not sure there is much
> useful information to give.
> (Yes, this is why the commit-queue is occasionally rejecting patches
> for failing to build completely unrelated files.)
> -eric

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