compile problem: OOM when compiling

David Wilhelm dave at
Sat Aug 18 02:28:32 CEST 2007

On 17 Aug 2007 14:48:05 +0200, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> When compiling busybox (from memory need to check) cc1 started eating > 900M
> and soon my system was no longer useable. I tried this several times last

I had the same thing using Feisty. The busybox compile just needs
way more memory than I had, so the system started swapping like
crazy and locked.

After upgrading RAM from 512MB to 1.5GB it ran fine.

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