ld weirdness in unstable

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Thu Jun 2 14:39:15 CEST 2011

Dear Joey,

strange observation... for more eyes looking at it, I’m replying with
full-quote to the GHC mailing list as well. (That list is
subscriber-only, AFAIK, in case you want to follow up there).

Am Mittwoch, den 01.06.2011, 19:09 -0400 schrieb Joey Hess:
> I've noticed this problem with ld process size recently while doing
> edit-compile-debug development cycles with git-annex on unstable.
> Normally, ld runs in seconds, using maybe 170 mb or memory according to
> top, but I suspect real memory is somewhat less.
> Sometimes I get into a state where every link takes minutes, and
> apparently uses somewhat more memory and typically triggers the OOM
> killer.
> Whenever this happens, I have to `make clean; make` and then it seems
> back to normal.
> The build is being driven by ghc --make. And the best way to trigger it
> seems to be to make changes to types, or other changes to core
> modules that cause a fan-out effect where ghc needs to rebuild lots of
> other modules.


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