On Wed, 02 Nov 2011 03:44:54 -0500, Rex Dieter <rdieter(a)math.unl.edu>
Daniel Drake wrote:
> qt failed to build both times in moji due to running out of memory
> the selected builder. So I built it on one of OLPC's systems with
> Importing this should hopefully fix a significant number of builds.
If that problem is ongoing, consider disabling patch105
help a bunch.
Does the machine have a wired network port? The trick I use on my
Kirkwood machines (love those gigabit ports) is to use nbd for
/var/lib/mock and swap, with zram swap set to 1/2 the physical memory.
With nbd backed by my storage box (13 SATA disks, ZFS), the disk I/O
performance for intensive tasks such as mock building has improved by
several orders of magnitude compared to even the fastest available SD
cards when it comes to random-write I/O. That should cure your OOM
without crippling the performance or killing your flash.