[webkit-dev] Tools/Scripts/build-webkit --gtk --debug --makeargs="-j1" taking up to 80% of memory

Zeno Albisser zeno at webkit.org
Tue Dec 27 02:52:31 PST 2011

Hi Sachin,

We had the same/a similar problem with QtWebKit.
Ranlib ran out of memory on a 32bit system when building debug, because the library got bigger than 4GB.
I dont think there is a proper solution for this problem. The only thing that would help would be to reduce the size of WebCore. For now we just disabled debug builds on 32bit systems. I heard some people managed to build debug by disabling SVG. - never tried it myself though.

Best Regards

-- Zeno

On Dec 27, 2011, at 6:45 AM, sachin nikam <sknikam at gmail.com> wrote:

> I synced up the latest webkit code base and am trying to build webkit
> gtk on ubuntu 11.10 with 4gb of RAM and 4 CPUs
> I tried with --makeargs="-j2" but still got "ld process terminated
> signal[9]" error  which indicates that it ran out of memory.
> I suspect i will still the get the same error with --makeargs="-j1".
> Is there any other flag where we can restrict the memory usage?
> Regards
> Sachin
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