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Bug 679352 - dev-lang/rust - CHECKREQS_MEMORY="4G" should not die
Summary: dev-lang/rust - CHECKREQS_MEMORY="4G" should not die
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Rust Project
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-03-03 17:54 UTC by sachse
Modified: 2019-03-07 20:18 UTC (History)
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Description sachse 2019-03-03 17:54:27 UTC
The system has 4GB of RAM an more can not be added.
The requirement for firefox is rust, but rust can not be compiled on this machine because it aborts while pre check.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge -1 dev-lang/rust
Actual Results:  
Running pre-merge checks for dev-lang/rust-1.32.0
There is NOT at least 4 GiB RAM

Expected Results:  
"There is NOT at least 4 GiB RAM" its only a warning but not an error in case the is enough memory at least with swap enabled.
If not enough RAM available but swap exists this takes a long time to compile but no abort.

Memory on this machine:
free -h      
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:          3.8Gi       1.9Gi       1.3Gi       8.0Mi       729Mi       1.6Gi
Swap:         6.0Gi       162Mi       5.8Gi

Set severity to critical because its no longer possible to update firefox so security holes can not be closed!
Comment 1 Georgy Yakovlev gentoo-dev 2019-03-07 20:18:02 UTC
you always can use rust-bin to update firefox if it's that critical for you,

also you can use (if you know what you are doing ;-)

I_KNOW_WHAT_I_AM_DOING=true emerge -u rust

this will just print a warning instead of aborting the build.

the build still likely fail later with only 4GB of ram, unless you use zswap, zram or some other compressed memory trick.