Problem with building GHC (CVS version)

Volker Stolz
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 09:43:48 +0100

In local.glasgow-haskell-users, you wrote:
> Text/Show/Functions_split -name '*.p_o') | xargs ar q libHSbase_p.a
> xargs: ar: terminated by signal 9
> I've noticed that 'ar' was consuming an enormous amount of memory (more 
> than the paltry 128 of my machine), so my computer trashed quite a bit 
> at this point, as it swapped to and from the swap drive.
> Could this error be due to running out of memory?

Yes, definitely, since signal 9 is 'kill'. Either your vm system terminates
your job because you run out of memory or you are exceeding your ulimits
(run 'ulimit' and see if there are any memory limits).
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