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SubjectRe: Kernel Compile in tmpfs crumples in 2.4.12 w/epoll patch
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On Thursday 18 October 2001 20:22, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, David E. Weekly wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I was trying to speed up kernel compiles experimentally by moving the
> > source tree into tmpfs and compiling there. It seemed to work okay and
> > crunched through the dep phase and most of the main build phase just
> > fine, but then it hit a file, got an internal segfault, and stopped. I
> > tried again -- this time make itself segfaulted. Three more times of make
> > segfaulting -- a strace on make didn't reveal what was failing. Then
> > strace started segfaulting. Eventually "ls" segfaulted and the machine
> > needed to be manually rebooted. Ouch!
> >
> > I ran the full memtest86 suite on the machine, and it passed with flying
> > colors. So the memory proper is okay.
> >
> > I come to one of two conclusions: this is a wierd problem with my north
> > bridge, or there's something funky going on with tmpfs.
> >
> > Is tmpfs stable?
>
> Or, is /dev/epoll stable ? :)
> I'm running it both on UP and 2 way SMP w/o problems from July.
> Just try w/o /dev/epoll
>
>
>
> - Davide

It works fine here, cept i get that damn
ld: bvmlinux: Not enough room for program headers (allocated 2, need 3)
ld: final link failed: Bad value
error now when i compile on tmpfs that i didn't get when i compiled on the
hdd with 2.4.10-acX. It's only started happening since using 2.4.12-ac3.
I've only used this kernel so i dont know if it's 2.4.12 or the ac3 part.
anyways it got to that point in about 3:30 seconds . . which is about 5
seconds faster than disk.
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