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Re: [Gcl-devel] virtual memory

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] virtual memory
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:36:39 -0400
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Greetings, and thanks for your report!

I'm always interested in this.  Were the maxima versions the same?  If
not, what were the maxima versions?  

Take care,

"Andrey G. Grozin" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello *,
> An older version of gcl-2.6.8-pre in Gentoo (it was taken from Debian,
> don't remember the exact number of the Debian patch) was the fastest
> in running the maxima tests. Recently, I've compiled gcl-2.6.8-pre
> from cvs, and now I cannot complete these tests at all: maxima is
> swapping like mad, and makes very little progress. It seems that it
> uses much more virtual memory than the main memory of my computer
> (which is not large, just 1/4 Gb).
> Is there any gcl build parameter which I can tune to reduce the amount
> of virtual memory used by gcl? What has changed in this respect in a
> not too distant past? (this may mean a year ago or something, I don't
> know more exactly).
> Andrey
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