testsuite not in GHC 8.2.1-rc1 source tarball ?

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Sun Apr 9 00:00:10 UTC 2017

George Colpitts <george.colpitts at gmail.com> writes:

> Are there any guidelines on how much memory is required to run the tests?
> On my Mac I have 12 GB of RAM and a few hundred gigabytes of free disk
> space. The first time I did
>    - make THREADS=4 test
> and I got a message
>    - Your system has run out of application memory
> so I reran with
>    - make test
> and left it running unattended. My machine crashed about an hour later.
Well, unfortunately one of the changes that just barely missesd the
window for -rc1 was a fix to a rather serious memory leak in the compiler
(#13426). I suspect this is the reason you are seeing such high memory


- Ben

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