[webkit-help] Build 32-bit webkit on linux with PAE and > 4 GiB memory

Y.Sanachan sanachan.y at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 07:57:03 PST 2011

I'm not WebKit developer.
But I think this issue is not relating to WebKit.
Because 32-bit OS can allocate memory under 32-bit memory address space,
so 4GB maximum. It is not depended on CPU architecture or any other PC 

Regarding no use swap file, it seems to be the memory management problem 
on your 32-bit linux.
I think it's better to report this problem to any developers of your 
linux kernel.
If you build WebKit as static library, you can try to build WebKit as 
shared library, it uses memory less than static library when linking.


(2011/11/29 23:11), John Yani wrote:
> Hi. Recently I've upgraded my PC and installed 12 GB of memory. I have 
> a 32-bit linux installed.
> After upgrade I can't build it anymore. Id crashes with SEGFAULT 
> (memory exhausted). Seems like before upgrade linker have used swap 
> file. But now it's using physical memory (and can't allocate more than 
> 4GB).
> Is there any option to build 32-bit Webkit on 64-bit machine? 
> Something like build-webkit -32?
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