[fpc-pascal] Progress indication while linking

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Dec 28 13:17:38 CET 2010

Jonas Maebe wrote:
> On 28 Dec 2010, at 12:29, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>> FPC works well enough to compile itself on Solaris (as discussed elsewhere) so I've got no reason to think that things are totally broken. However I've not got a number of tools that I rely heavily on when running Linux- in particular since I've not got GNU Screen if the SSH session goes down I'll have to start over, and I've got neither free nor top so don't have an easy way of looking at what memory allocation is doing.
> Try prstat. http://bhami.com/rosetta.html is handy in such situations.

Thanks, I'd forgotten that site. Tries to tell me that CPU is 0.05 but 
still takes 10 secs to login- I'm pretty sure the whole system's 
thrashing... [applies ear to case] yup, it's thrashing.

One thing that this obviously emphasises is that individual CPU speed 
and overall memory capacity can still be important: even if compilation 
could be reliably parallelised (gmake -j) I doubt that linkage could.

I'll get on with the other holiday tasks- vacuuming servers etc., I'll 
be back.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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