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Re: Error when compiling a large file

From: Miguel Jesus
Subject: Re: Error when compiling a large file
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:52:15 -0800 (PST)

ArnoldTheresius wrote
> Miguel Jesus wrote
>> I finally got the file to compile. I had to set the LILYPOND_GC_YIELD to
>> 100. Anyone knows why it worked that way and not the default one?
>> Anyway, it took 700 seconds to compile, which is a lot more that it took
>> you. As you said, I only saw 1 CPU being used. Can lilypond use more than
>> 1 CPU to make things faster?
>> ...
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> Well, I did try to compile it on Win7/64 with several different settings
> to LILYPOND_GC_YIELD (100, 70, 50, 35, 25, 18, 13, 9, 7, 1). All trials
> faild at my setup. The "commited memory usage" for the 32bit Lilypond
> process displayed in the taks manager was approx. 1.3 GB in all processes
> at the time they failed, which is much away from the 4 GB 32bit
> applications can reach under 64bit-Windows (3 GB under 32bit-Windows).
> I wonder, if there is a software limit for the heap in guile.
> ArnoldTheresius

Actually, the memory usage for my file when it crashed was also 1.3 GB and
there are more people reporting that value. Could that be a coincidence?

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