[Lazarus] Raspberry Pi 3 build issues

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Mar 25 18:21:53 CET 2016

Am 25.03.2016 um 11:19 schrieb Mark Morgan Lloyd:
> Bo Berglund wrote:
>>> It should be noted that the default swap file size of Raspbian is only
>>> 100MB which combined with a possible GPU memory settings will occasionally
>>> cause Lazarus builds to fail mysteriously.
>> I originally had instructions for usage that specifically increased
>> swap to 1000MB to get around this issue. But a forum user repeatedly
>> claimed it was not necessary so I took tha part out and it does work
>> on the RPi3 at least when I tried. Afetr all it has more RAM.
>> But I agree that having bigger swap might not hurt anyway.
> You'll generally need something like 512Mb of available memory, i.e. RAM + swap, with the linker in
> particular benefiting from extra. Around here, I'm being firmly discouraged (by other colleagues
> with an electronics background) from putting swap on the card, but instead putting it on an external
> USB device with wear levelling.

SD cards do wear leveling as well.

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