[New-bugs-announce] [issue3019] Python3a5 compile failing due to high memory usage

Florian Mayer report at bugs.python.org
Sat May 31 20:32:50 CEST 2008

New submission from Florian Mayer <flormayer at aim.com>:

I have tried building Python3a5 today using the tarball offered on your
internet site. 
The process './python -E setup.py build' keeps on allocating my memory
using more than 80% of my RAM, I am certain that it would have used more
if I had not cancelled it.
When I use ltrace to track the system calls and put it into the
Makefile, the resource usage still raises but much slower, if I use
ltrace and supply it a PID, the memory usage raises as fast as normal. I
think this is due to something in ltrace, it's understandable because it
produced a file of more than 600MB.

I attached an excerpt of the output of ltrace, showing you how the
system calls seem to repeat, and the output of './configure', 'make',
'uname -a', 'lspci' and 'lsmod' so you have some data about my system.
I also got a screenshot showing the output of htop, make and strace
together: http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/2275/screenshot1ab8.png.
Maybe the output of two different programs(ltrace and strace) will help
you too.
I tried out building the current SVN py3k branch, resulting in a similar
PS: It would help if you allowed uploading of multiple files to bug reports

components: Build
files: output
messages: 67585
nosy: segfaulthunter
severity: normal
status: open
title: Python3a5 compile failing due to high memory usage
type: compile error
versions: Python 3.0
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file10488/output

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