[packman] Build host memory limits
jsj at jsj.dyndns.org
Fri Jul 19 18:50:45 CEST 2013
On Friday, July 19, 2013 04:37:49 PM Guido Berhoerster wrote:
> Games/mame randomly fails to build, apparently it is runs out of
> memory during linking. I tried adding build job constraints
> requiring more that 1500M of physical memory, however the jobs
> now stay in scheduled state forever, so I guess there are no
> xen/kvm worker vms configured with more the 1GB of memory?
All my workers - that are all there are right now! - are configured as
swkj01, swkj02, swkj03, swkj05, swkj06
8 GB RAM
16 GB HDD
2 worker processes in one 8GB RAM disk
and swkj04 and swkj07
4 worker processes in one 16GB RAM disk
It is possible, that the RAM disk runs full and then the worker dies, as there
is no more RAM. Happens, but the packets get assigned to 04 or 07 eventually
and build through.
I do have a number of older DELL PE 1950 for my experiments, I have equipped
them with RAM over time. The disk storage is a written off IDE RAID box with
16 250GB PATA disks in a 12 disk RAID 10, behind 2 PE 1850s as HA NFS server.
As there is disk space, it is not that fast, it host other machines of mine
also. So there is no I/O left for workers.
Probably now there are no free workers with approx 3000 packages waiting to
build, and home projects are dispatched with a lower priority than the main
Just wait until the build load reduces.
Stefan Botter zu Hause
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