Increased memory usage with GHC 7.10.1

David Feuer david.feuer at
Fri Apr 3 14:49:12 UTC 2015

On a machine with an SSD instead of a hard disk, swapping greatly reduces
the lifespan of the storage device.

On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Bertram Felgenhauer <
bertram.felgenhauer at> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Bertram
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