[LLVMbugs] [Bug 688] NEW: bugpoint should fork processes with sane limits

bugzilla-daemon at cs.uiuc.edu bugzilla-daemon at cs.uiuc.edu
Wed Jan 11 21:44:08 PST 2006


           Summary: bugpoint should fork processes with sane limits
           Product: tools
           Version: trunk
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: bugpoint
        AssignedTo: unassignedbugs at nondot.org
        ReportedBy: duraid at octopus.com.au

When bugpoint runs something (gcc, or a probably-broken bit of code), it should
have some limits on disk and memory usage set, to add a bit of determinism and
be more polite. I just went through a bugpoint run where the code in question
was failing by exhausting swap - worked fine, just took 20x longer than it
should have.

This issue will probably become more serious if and when bugpoint gets

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