pandu at poluan
May 17, 2012, 11:06 AM
Post #47 of 67
On May 17, 2012 11:19 PM, "Michael Scherer" <a6702894 [at] unet>
Re: Re: make of gentoo-sources-3.2.12 fails
[In reply to]
> On Wed, 16 May 2012 07:41:32 +0700
> Pandu Poluan <pandu [at] poluan> wrote:
> > On May 15, 2012 7:50 AM, "Dale" <rdalek1967 [at] gmail> wrote:
> > >
> > > Maybe like me, you blabber more than you think:
> > >
> > > http://archives.gentoo.org/stats/gentoo-user-per-year.xml
> > >
> > > I didn't put them in any certain order but you have fallen a bit
> > > tho. Someone put alum in your water or something?
> > >
> > I blabbed that much??
> > Gee... I purposefully stay away from piping up in threads related to
> > CUPS, KDE, Gnome, and other desktop-only stuff, and still end up in
> > the top 5?? o_O
> > Rgds,
> OK, OK. May I remind you what started this thread?
> If bottom-most is really that important to you, I will
> of course comply, though with outlook express which I'm
> forced to use most of the time this is a bit tedious.
> I had no idea what a flood of angry comments my post
> on preferring top-most would start off.
> My original problem (see title) is as yet unsolved. Any one
> out there with an idea what might be causing this?
> I'm grateful to those 3 or 4 who tried to help, but
> by now I'm rather desperate and in the whole of internet
> pages there is nothing even coming near.
> bugzilla told me this wasn't a bug and go to the forums.
> So you are really my last resort.
> regards, michael
Based on the information you've given, there can be only 2 possible cause:
1. The Makefile is somehow b0rken.
Evidence : 'ls' instead of 'ld'
2. Some file creation failed, causing the next step to fail.
Please post the output of 'df -i'. I once ran out of inodes during kernel
compile, even when the filesystem (ext4) was created with IIRC
100'000-something inodes (and still having several gigabytes of free
Nowadays, I put /usr/src and portage's tempdir on a reiserfs to prevent
running out of inodes.
3. Something is wrong with your filesystem.
Especially if /usr/src is *already* on reiserfs. In this case, boot using
SystemRescueCD and do an offline fsck on the partition containing /usr/src
4. Swapfile / Swap partition problems.
Even with enough RAM, sometimes gcc just wants a swap. Post the output of
'swapon -s' please.
And there's also the possibility that somehow the swap gets b0rked. Try
turning off swap, rebuild the swap, and turning it back on.