I was going to install RVM in my home directory just a little while ago.

I noticed that part of the compile process for ruby was taking up much more memory than I'm allowed. It was around 200 MB when I checked, so I killed the process.

What's the appropriate way to install stuff when this happens? Is being over the memory limit for a short period of time okay?

asked 11 Feb '11, 13:20

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Being over the limit for a very short period of time is OK, but our monitors are pretty aggressive, so I think any non-trivial build process that uses that much memory will be running long enough for our monitors to notice.

If you want to add extra RAM just for a single day, you can do that - just use the upgrades form in the control panel to request the extra RAM, then use the form the next day to let us know you want to cancel it.

Hope that helps!

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answered 11 Feb '11, 17:22

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