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Re: Bug#882490: mips/mipsel: enforce --param ggc-min-expand=10 in dpkg-buildflags


On 26/11/17 02:41, Guillem Jover wrote:
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> [ CCing debian-mips@lists.debian.org for porters input. ]
> Hi!
> On Thu, 2017-11-23 at 13:59:01 +0100, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>> Package: dpkg
>> Version:
>> User: debian-mips@lists.debian.org
>> Usertags: mips mipsel
>> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 1:14 PM, James Cowgill <jcowgill@debian.org> wrote:
>>> On 23/11/17 11:42, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
>>>> YunQiang,
>>>> Do you know of any drawbacks ?
>>> This has been raised before:
>>> https://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/2016/10/msg00049.html
>>> I think it's generally a good idea. You wouldn't want to "enforce" this
>>> - you would set it as an overridable default setting.
>>> I think the disadvantages are: compilation speed, I think there is no
>>> official way to do this so you would have to hack the gcc source a bit,
>>> and deviation from upstream / other distros.
> Why isn't this considered a buildd issue, lacking enough memory? Or as
> hinted in the discussion, perhaps a leak in gcc?
> If this is gcc on MIPS just requiring more memory, why isn't such
> value set as the default. Which would be overridable with the same
> command-line option?

Usually this is caused by gcc running out of virtual memory on 32-bit
MIPS (which has on 2GB of user vm). IMO this should be fixed in gcc by
adjusting the default values of the ggc-* params on 32-bit MIPS (or even
all 32-bit architectures).


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