Bill Allombert on Sat, 05 Sep 2009 11:12:49 +0200

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Re: [PATCH] Dynamic Linking fixes for NetBSD/amd64

On Sat, Sep 05, 2009 at 07:29:17AM +0200, Lorenz Minder wrote:
> Hi,
> LM:
> > I have now tried to run the tests on this system.  Right now I'm stuck at
> > the ellsea test; this test uses a huge amount of memory (probably more
> > than 2GB) until it is eventually killed by the kernel because the
> > system is running out of swap.  Is anything known about this problem?
> > Does it happen on other systems too?
> > 
> > (I just tried this test on Mac OS X, and it doesn't work either.  It
> > fails differently, though: instead of running out of memory it reportedly
> > produces wrong output.)
> Ok, pilot error.  Both these go away when the seadata package is
> installed, which wasn't the case before.  (A useful error message would
> be very welcome here, though.)

On my linux laptop this fails quickly with
*** ellap: not enough memory
so I avoid this issue, but yes, we need a better way.

> Installing all the packages, I now only get one failure on SVN head.  I
> can see it both on Darwin/i386 and NetBSD/amd64.  It's the resultant test.
> The *-dyn.dif files are attached.

These are "expected" failure: the buildlog network report the same:

I hope Karim will fix that soon.