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Sometimes if I make a new binary it consumes a lot of memory. I would rather not piss off the sysadmins - is there a way to limit the amount of memory used by the make command?

asked 23 Jun '11, 16:48

kevinburke
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Not really, since 'make' does any number of things and there is no universal 'memory limit' so you would basically have to manually edit all of your make files and look for ways to optimize. We are pretty flexible and if you let us know why you went over on memory we will not mind. The monitors might kill the process if you go to far over your memory limit, but that is a requirement of the environment to not cause race conditions for other users. If you run into a program that is faulting because of the memory limit and nothing you try to build that particular app seems to work you can also contact us and we will do our best to find a way to make it work.

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answered 23 Jun '11, 17:11

johns
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