Increased memory usage with GHC 7.10.1

Bertram Felgenhauer bertram.felgenhauer at
Fri Apr 3 14:14:23 UTC 2015

George Colpitts wrote:
> I'm curious why the amount of RAM is relevant as all of our OS have virtual
> memory so it is only the size of the heap and the amount of swap that
> should be relevant for an Out Of Memory error, right?

The computer may not be your own. VPSs are essentially priced based on
RAM available to the virtual server, and have limited swapping space,
so this is an area where increased memory consumption hurts. Building
binaries elsewhere is usually an option, but more painful than doing
it on the VPS itself.



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