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Date:      Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:39:27 +0100
From:      Fabian Keil <>
To:        Doug McIntyre <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: freebsd-update-server current repo location?
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Doug McIntyre <> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 10:25:05AM -0500, Rick Miller wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:42 PM, Doug McIntyre <> wrot=
e: =20
> > > But I'm having problems during the big build with the machine chowing
> > > memory to inactive memory and eventually running out of swap. ..
> > > So I was looking for the current repo of this code? [freebsd-update-s=
erver] =20
> >...=20
> > A recent build consumed approximately 12GB of swap on a VM with 8 CPUs =
> > 32GB RAM.  I chocked the resource utilization up to the fact that the VM
> > did not have enough RAM.  Building FreeBSD source, especially multiple
> > instances of it, is likely to be much more memory intensive than the VM=
> > in capacity. =20
> Thats the thing though, during the build, it doesn't really take all that=
> memory, it is mostly doing a ton of disk activity, while the multiple com=
> are going on all around it, they use up a reasonable, expected amount of =
> Nothing that I wouldn't expect.=20
> But then poof, all of a sudden inactive memory starts growing, and growin=
> At only certain points in the cycle and in jumps and jerks upward.=20
> I was hoping the FreeBSD release team actually published their code somep=
> But at least it sounds like the same as I obvserved happens to others. I =
> going to bother giving huge amounts of RAM to the build machine, but I can
> at least put in a couple swap files or whatever to eat all this inactive
> RAM swapped out during the process easily enough.

If you are using ZFS, you may want to take a look at the various patches at:


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