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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-11 06:41:37

> Running the tests takes ages now on my machine. This is due to a few
> tests consuming enormous amounts of memory. Swapping causes the test
> time to increase to hours(!) for some of the tests. The current killer
> test is algorithm/string/replace on intel 8. Compiling the program
> consumes ~800MB RAM, which is 3 times as much as my box has built in.
> This results in a compilation time of 3 hours for that test. Having
> such tests to run effectively reduces my ability to sort out the
> problems (I'm currently considering to move the testing for some
> of the compilers to a different machine. However, this will take
> some time. I dislike this idea, though, since this will result in
> Linux tests being split across several sets.) My box sure is
> underequipped, but 800MB for a single test is way too much, anyway.

I can reproduce that with my 512 Mb laptop: interestingly other compilers
don't seem to have an issue with that test, including Intel 8 on Windows
(dual booted on the same machine). I'll get on to the folks at Intel about
that, it looks like something they might want to look into.


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