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

Brandon B brandonb2019 at gmail.com
Sun May 7 19:28:58 CDT 2017

Prior to the script hanging, I see the following:

> ninja: no work to do
> llvm: using gold linker

Presumably that means I am using gold, correct?
> On May 6, 2017, at 9:21 PM, Brandon B <brandonb2019 at gmail.com> 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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