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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 09:04:42 -0400

%% Fabio Alemagna <address@hidden> writes:

  fa> On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Paul D. Smith wrote:

  >> 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.

  fa> Yeah, I discovered that by downloading the CVS version. When is
  fa> the next make release to be expected?

Sometime, before too long.  I'm trying to get the MINGW and OS/2 support
integrated for this release.

  fa> Also, do you have any figures on the $(eval) performances and its
  fa> use in large projects? $(eval) makes things really easy and
  fa> neater, however I'm quite worried about the memory usage of make
  fa> in such cases and its performaces. Has any test been done
  fa> regarding this?

Not by me.  I don't have a large enough system based on $(eval ...) at
the moment to do this sort of testing.  Actually I've never run any kind
of performance testing on GNU make at all (except for a few cases with
_really_ egregiously bad performance characteristics), although others
have and sent me some results.

Barring bugs, though, I don't see any reason why $(eval ...) should be
any more memory or performance intensive than include.  It's all the
same code.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:
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 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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