This bug could (is probably) related to BUG ID:29346
If you try to compile avifile (a DivX video player, http://divx.euro.ru/),
gcc will take a LONG LONG time to compile some files and will crash if you
don't have enough memory. FYI, I check (with top) the amount of memory gcc
was using during the compilation and it reached 450M!!! At the same time I
used strace on the process and gcc was doing multiple brk.
Finally the file is compiled correctly but it takes too long compared to
other c++ compiler. It could be a bug in the software (divx I mean) but I
do not think that gcc has to take 450M of memory to compile 1 file.
I've fixed in gcc-c++-2.96-76 a problem with inlining on trees where it could
eat excessive amounts of memory (found in mozilla), maybe this is the same.
Can you please pick one source file which eats a lot of memory to compile
and post here the exact command line, add -save-temps -v to it and attach here
the resulting .ii file?
I could not reproduce the bug at work. I will have to find out why it is so long
on my machine at home. It is probably an issue with the upgrade process.
I will send my findings ASAP.
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ii file from gcc
Ok, I was able to reproduce the bug at work too.
Here is my command line:
c++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../include -g -O2 -march=i586
-I/usr/X11R6/include -I/usr/include/SDL -D_REENTRANT -w -I- -I. -I../../include
-Iloader -Iloader/wine -Ivideocodec -Iaudiodec -IDirectShow -save-temps -v -c
libwin32.cpp -fPIC -DPIC -o libwin32.lo
FYI, the program uses libtool. Notice the -O2.
Then, cpp preprocesses the file and after that cc1plus is launched automatically
like that with the .ii file:
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/2.96/cc1plus libwin32.ii -quiet -dumpbase
libwin32.cpp -march=i586 -g -O2 -w -version -fPIC -o libwin32.s
This process takes forever and eats a lot of memory... If you remove the -O2 in
the command line, it runs smoothly!
Hope this help. If you want more informations, please let me know.
PS: I attached the output of gcc
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I just installed gcc 2.96-76, same thing, doesn't work...
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/2.96/specs
gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-76)
I installed gcc 2.96 77.1 last week and now it works.
I am seeing this exact same problem (hanging when compiling libwin32.cpp) with
2.96-78 - if it worked in 77.1 something must have changed in 78. 78 does fix
the problem reported as bug 28385/31937 (hang compiling Mozilla), but avifile
still doesn't compile.
Actually, since 2.96-81 gcc throttles inlining.
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