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

Kevin Lundberg kevin at klundberg.com
Mon Dec 14 08:55:19 CST 2015

I was able to build it on my 8GB macbook successfully, but there may be
platform differences there that caused that.

It seems that 4GB isn't enough either, fails when linking clang-3.8.
I'll have to figure something else out for linux for me. Thanks!

On 12/14/2015 9:30 AM, Tobias Scholze wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 it.
> - Toby
> Kevin Lundberg via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org
> <mailto: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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