exposing hidden packages with runghc

Malcolm Wallace Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Mon Jul 6 09:15:57 EDT 2009

> The machine is an old compaq with 2.4Ghz P4 and 40Gb drive with lots  
> of space, since I only just installed it, and 256Mb RAM.
> ... the whole machine was so locked up I could barely type ...

There is your answer I think - the physical memory is too small, and  
the machine was thrashing the swapspace.  When that happens, it easily  
adds several orders of magnitude to the time taken to get anything done.


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