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Date:      Sun, 17 Dec 2006 13:22:34 -0500
From:      Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: upgrade of portupgrade fails
Message-ID:  <45858AEA.4080404@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <20061217161559.GH16906@tigger.digitaltorque.ca>
References:  <20061217022424.GU16906@tigger.digitaltorque.ca> <20061217161559.GH16906@tigger.digitaltorque.ca>

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Michael P. Soulier wrote:
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> So, the logs tell me why.
> 
>> swap_pager_getswapspace(9): failed
>> swap_pager_getswapspace(9): failed
>> swap_pager_getswapspace(2): failed
>> swap_pager_getswapspace(3): failed
>> swap_pager_getswapspace(2): failed
>> swap_pager_getswapspace(2): failed
>> pid 24321 (ruby18), uid 0, was killed: out of swap space
> 
> I guess ruby used too much memory for my system.

Yes, for some reason generating the Ruby documentation takes a great deal of 
RAM, and may run very slowly on machines without enough of it.  There is 
probably an option in the ports' Makefile to disable building the docs; check 
pkg-mesg...?

You might also consider adding more RAM to the system in question; it will 
help performance for other tasks.

-- 
-Chuck




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