Why my installation of 5.2.3 won't parse the code -- a clue (was: Re: 5.2.4 impression)

Arthur Gruzauskas arthur at gruz.net
Sat May 11 03:46:17 BST 2019

I have had issues with stalled parsing in the past.

Removing old duchain info from my home folder fixes that problem for me.

In my case:

rm -r  /home/artg/.cache/kdevduchain


On Friday, 10 May 2019 10:58:30 PM AEST René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Friday May 10 2019 08:04:03 rhkramer at gmail.com wrote:
> >But major problems remain -- the most frustrating of which atm is that the
> >parsing continues to 99% and then the entire machine locks up (the hdd
> >light comes on and stays on) -- last night I left it on for a good 45
> >minutes before rebooting (before that I rebooted much sooner, thinking it
> >was some kind of anomaly).  (I couldn't do anything including switching
> >to, what do you call it -- the virtual terminal you get by pressing
> ><ctrl><alt><F1> (that might have been and ebkac -- I have a vague memory
> >that I might have tried
> ><ctrl><shift><F1> by mistake.)
> The only reason for this that I can think of is that you are using a machine
> which is severely limited in RAM and doesn't have enough swap space either.
> KDevelop can indeed requirer oodles of RAM when parsing a large project.
> Running under an older kernel may not help here.
> If indeed you have little RAM it may help you to turn off overcommit with
> the 2 commands below (in a script to be run as root). Basically that means
> applications can no longer allocate more memory than is available but will
> be killed when they try. I'd to this after you have logged in, btw, but you
> can put it in /etc/rc.local too.
> %> echo 80 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_ratio
> %> echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
> R.

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