[Arm-dev] Server ready

Gordan Bobic gordan at redsleeve.org
Wed Apr 27 07:16:16 UTC 2016

On 2016-04-27 00:51, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On 04/26/2016 09:57 AM, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> We've been working with the Fedora folks to try to get an EPEL build 
>> for
>> AArch64 for some time now. I believe it's still a few months out from
>> being 'official', but we can see about doing an interim build for epel
>> and producing a temporary epel build repo that can be transitioned to
>> 'official'.
>> ...
>> Our builders have 8-16GB of ram, so shouldn't be an issue. I know one
>> 'mad scientist' type who used swap over iscsi for his initial arm 
>> build
>> on the odroid-c1 a few months back.
> Thanks, Jim.  I did get GNURadio to build, by putting 4GB of swap on
> the eMMC.  Although swap on iscsi sounds cool, and is definitely
> creative!

Swapping to a file over NFS has been supported for decades. That's
what I had to do when building RedSleeve EL6 on machines that all
had ~ 500MB of RAM.

Unfortunately, building on NFS was causing spurious build failures
due to self-tests on some of the packages, but 5 years ago there
weren't any alternatives.


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