Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Re: Launchpad i386 build: Memory exhausted

2018-02-16 11:37 GMT+01:00 Colin Watson <>:
On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 09:21:56AM +0100, Cesare Falco wrote:
> I'm packaging latest MAME 0.194 and it builds fine on my PPA.
> Unfortunately, link fails for i386 due to virtual machine memory issues:
> /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Memory exhausted
> Does anyone know whether virtual machines for official Ubuntu releases have
> more resources, specifically more memory?

PPA builds and Ubuntu builds use 100% identical virtual machines.

Anyway, it's not that the virtual *machine* is out of memory; it's that
any single 32-bit process can only address a certain amount of that
memory.  As far as I'm aware, there's no option but to continue trying
to persuade the linker to take less memory.

Mame 0.195 has been released in the meantime.
I experimented lots of tweaking and they all led me nowhere. :-(

The resulting executable is *big* indeed, and this is the definitive issue. :-/

I'm asking everyone for advice: assuming that no i386 build seems possible any more, should I:
- stop maintaing Mame
- remove i386 from the supported archs
- ... (any suggestion is welcome here!)

Thank you all in advance, have a nice day!