[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 03:40:06 PDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM, John Yani <vanuan at gmail.com> wrote:

> > This even affects 64bit systems with 12GB of ram. :-|
> So you're saying that you've tried to build webkit on 64bit system
> with 12GiB of RAM and failed? How much memory is used when build is
> not running?

Yes, this is a bug or undocumented limitation in ranlib/libtool i believe.
I can reproduce it with any static library/archive that is >4GB. While
building the archive itself works fine, ranlib fails to build a symbol
table for the archive.
So why is that not a problem for the Apple port? - Simple answer: They are
building WebCore as a framework (dynamic library). :-)
The available memory is for sure not the problem in my case. Because even
when building/linking i still have about 6GB free (free+inactive).
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