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From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] large parametrized polymorphic variant type combinations take forever to compile
On Mon, 2007-07-09 at 16:22 -0400, Sam Steingold wrote:
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> compiling f.ml takes forever. literally. it has been running for 5+
> hours now and there is no sign of hope (all it has produces so far is an
> empty f.cmo):
> 27820 sds       25   0 1343m 1.3g 1576 R   98 37.2 306:01.80 ocamlc.opt


1G ram used on 1G box? Is it thrashing the disk?
Disk is 1000 times slower than RAM .. if you get into random
paging, just reboot your box or get more RAM: the time taken
is no longer relevant. This happened to me: Mlton builds on
my 2G box in 15 minutes. On my 1G box it takes for ever ..
I think the disk would pass its MTBF before the job would
finish :)

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John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
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