[arch-general] Problems compiling big projects from AUR

Jeanette C. julien at mail.upb.de
Fri Apr 12 10:07:35 UTC 2019

Hey hey,
even after my recent hardware upgrade I still notice issues compiling big AUR 
packages from github, like aws-sdk-cpp-git or mysql. This does not happen when 
cloning the git repository without AUR and compile using the package's build 

I notice that the AUR compile seems to go quicker. I know that I had the make 
option -j 4 turned on a while ago, but switched it off again.

The thing that happens is for the AUR build process to swap massive amounts of 
data, grinding the system almost to a halt and finally failing without much of 
a reason. Nothing typically source code or linkage related.

My system has 4GB of RAM and 4GB of swap, with a swapiness of 10.

Any ideas?

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