[swift-users] Swift build-script Smaller Memory Footprint?

Slava Pestov spestov at apple.com
Sun May 7 19:13:10 CDT 2017

On Darwin (which uses its own linker and not GNU ld), you can definitely build Swift with less than 16GB of RAM available.

Maybe you could try gold?


> On May 6, 2017, at 7:21 PM, Brandon B via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I’m installing Swift 3 on FreeBSD 11. After installing the necessary dependencies, I now only need to run the build-script.
> The problem is that I cannot proceed beyond:
> >  Linking CXX executable bin/llvm-lto
> because I consistently run out of memory on my 16GB server.
> From what I’ve gathered, the problem lies in  ld  which is apparently infamous for this sort of behavior.
> I know that I can run ld without debug options (which would reduce its memory footprint dramatically) but I don’t know how I would do that, given that it is called by the build-script.
> What do I need to do to make the build-script use less memory?
> — Brandon Bradley
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