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Re: make: *** virtual memory exhausted. Stop.

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: make: *** virtual memory exhausted. Stop.
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 08:50:49 -0400

%% Fabio Alemagna <address@hidden> writes:

  fa> That happens when using a construct like this:
  fa>     define function
  fa>     target: very long dependency list
  fa>               whatever
  fa>     endef

  fa> and then passign that to $(eval) trough $(call). By reading the ml
  fa> archives I got to know that this is a pretty old bug, which should
  fa> have supposedly been fixed in a release which, at the time, was
  fa> about to be made. However it appears that there have no been any
  fa> more releases since then... Am I to assume that this bug will
  fa> never be fixed (I read about the patch, but I also read it doesn't
  fa> work as it should)?

It has already been fixed in the source tree, and the fix will be
included in the next version of GNU make.  That version has not been
released yet.

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