[swift-users] memory requirements for building swift on linux?

Tobias Scholze tobias.scholze at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 08:30:22 CST 2015

to build Swift from the sources I used a 16 GB bare metal machine and it
was not enough.
So I think, you need a lot of memory ( > 16 GB) to have fun while building

- Toby

Kevin Lundberg via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> schrieb am Mo., 14.
Dez. 2015 um 15:03 Uhr:

> Hi All,
> I've set up a linux VM (ubuntu 15.10) in virtualbox on my windows PC to
> build and test swift on linux, but I've been unable to successfully
> build it to completion. I have all the repos including the corelibs
> cloned locally, and have followed all the steps as far as I know for
> installing dependencies. Every time I build, it fails somewhere during
> linking, the last time failing when  linking "CXX shared library
> lib/libLTO.so".
> I don't have the full error, but I'm curious if there's some RAM
> requirement for building swift. My VM had 2GB, and I just bumped it up
> to 4GB to try again. Has anyone else run into this, and is there a
> recommended minimum needed to successfully build swift with? Could
> something else be the cause here instead of RAM if 2GB is in fact enough?
> Thanks!
> -Kevin
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