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RE: [LUG] gcc cannot make an executable

> My instant thought on this is:
> Although you have 96 Mb of ram, how much swap space do you have?
> You have got a fair amount of silicon based memory, but you often need a
> *LOT* of memory (and CPU power (spot another thread)) to compile stuff
> (which is where the swap space comes in).
> Just my first thoughts.

Hmm you reminded me of something, I did a free command on my server box, and
got this.

             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:         95764      93112       2652      48412      17656      53924
-/+ buffers/cache:      21532      74232
Swap:       136040         24     136016

Now I find that hard to believe, that Linux is using nearly all my main
memory!  However a quick trip around a few servers that I have shells to,
seems to reveal this is quite common (ie there is about a meg or so of free
silicon memory.)  Or it is a case of the wrong command?

As for the trend of needing more memory and CPU power - usually caused by
resource hungry applications and OS.  My server box (P233MMX) used to do
loads of stuff, and could cope.  However now it considered as "Throw it in
the bin" if you start using the latest MS stuff on it. I still find that my
P3-600 is kept in check by my P233MMX for any network operations!

Peter Hatton
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