Resource Requirements?

Alexander Frink Alexander.Frink at Uni-Mainz.DE
Thu Feb 24 02:31:21 CET 2000

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Patrick K Notz wrote:
> know '-lcln' works.  I'm wondering though if my 233 MHz,32MB RAM linux
> box isn't going to be able to handle ginac.  Any ideas?

I have a 133 MHz Pentium with 32 MB at home and it is possible
to compile GiNaC on this machine.

> configure:2639: c++ -o conftest -g -O2   conftest.C -lcln 1>&5
Try to compile GiNaC without optimization. The optimization step
eats a lot of memory (same in the check directory).

>         total:    used:    free:  shared: buffers:  cached:
> Mem:  31563776 22753280  8810496 18296832  1040384 10530816
> Swap: 53637120 25653248 27983872

Or add some more swap space. You can add swap space during run time
dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile bs=1024 count=65536
mkswap swapfile
swapon swapfile
for an additional 64 MB swap file.

IIRC the -lcln step in configure needs about 70MB, so your 32 MB physical
+ 53 MB swap is not enough if you have some other processes like X

Best regards

Alexander Frink                      E-Mail: Alexander.Frink at Uni-Mainz.DE
Institut fuer Physik                 Phone:  +49-6131-3923391
D-55099 Mainz, Germany

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