[webkit-dev] Problem In Compiling Webkit in Debug mode : failed to set dynamic section sizes: Memory exhausted

Zeno Albisser zeno at webkit.org
Fri Mar 23 03:09:57 PDT 2012

Hi Sanjeet,

I can confirm that the memory is most likely the problem.
Especially WebKit/WebCore is growing steadily, whenever code is being added.
And with WebCore we (Qt) had the problem on mac of crossing the 4GB
boundary just a few days ago.
So it is very likely that other ports will experience similar problems.
In our case we had to make use of some of the *AllInOne files. Because we
are building WebCore as a static library.
And on mac you currently can't build static libs >4GB at all it seems.
Ranlib always crashes when trying to build the symbol table.
This even affects 64bit systems with 12GB of ram. :-|

Best Regards,

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Sanjeet Pratap Singh <
sanjeetpratapsingh at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi John, Thanks for your instant response.
> But, I had been compiling webkit in debug mode earlier, with the same
> configurations with no such any error.
> And thats why I doubt whether increasing the RAM, is an proper and generic
> solution.
> Thanks,
> Sanjeet
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 3:18 PM, John Yani <vanuan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think you have to have at least 8 GiB of RAM (16 GiB is recommended)
>> and 64-bit OS to compile webkit in debug mode.
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