kernel is unbuildably large

Bug #645653 reported by LaMont Jones on 2010-09-22
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
High
Andy Whitcroft
Maverick
Undecided
Unassigned
linux-linaro (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Maverick
Undecided
Unassigned
linux-linaro-omap (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Maverick
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

The linux package, as of lucid, has a disk footprint at build time in excess of 23GB on amd64, and maverick crosses the 25GB threshold.

As a result, nearly all of the PPAs fail to build the package, because they run out of disk space. The second largest package (to my knowledge) is openoffice.org, which is a bit over 6GB.

The failure mode in some situations causes the PPA build to loop indefinitely until someone notices and we kill the build.

Can we please teach the kernel build process how to use /bin/rm from time to time to keep its footprint down to something reasonable?

LaMont Jones (lamont) on 2010-09-22
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2010-09-27
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Andy Whitcroft (apw)
Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

Attached is the patch to ensure the build cleans up after itself, essentially cleaning after each flavour is completed.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.36-0.1

---------------
linux (2.6.36-0.1) natty; urgency=low

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * reduce disk usage during buildd builds
    - LP: #645653
  * [Config] enforcer -- ensure CONFIG_INIT_PASS_ALL_PARAMS is y
  * [Config] armel -- drop omap flavour

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * Added dropped patch list
  * more dropped patches
  * [Config] Disable aufs, dmraid-4.5, ndis-wrapper
  * [Config] Add support for cross compiling armel
  * [Config] CONFIG_SCSI_QLA_ISCSI=n for armel
  * [Upstream] drivers/serial/mfd.c: Fix ARM compile error
  * [Config]: updateconfigs after adding brcm80211
  * staging: brcm80211: Fix Makefile syntax error
  * rebased to v2.6.36-rc7

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * (upstream) IPS driver: don't toggle CPU turbo on unsupported CPUs
  * (upstream) IPS driver: verify BIOS provided limits
  * intel_ips: Print MCP limit exceeded values.
  * Staging: Add initial release of brcm80211 - Broadcom 802.11n wireless
    LAN driver.
  * staging: brcm80211: Fix some initialisation failure paths
  * staging: brcm80211: Add contact info to TODO list.
  * staging: brcm80211: use '%pM' format to print MAC address
  * staging: brcm80211: Fix URLs for firmware files.
  * staging: brcm80211: fix 'ERROR: "foo * bar" should be "foo *bar"'
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: open brace '{' following function
    dec..."
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: return is not a function, paren..."
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: do not use assignment in if condition"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: trailing statements should be on next
    line"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: that open brace { ... prev line"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: while should follow close brace '}'"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: do not initialise globals to 0 or NULL"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: do not initialise statics to 0 or NULL"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: Macros w/ complex values ...
    parenthesis"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: Macros w/ mult. statements ... do -
    while loop"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix 'ERROR: "(foo*)" should be "(foo *)"'
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: need consistent spacing around '*'"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: space prohibited after that ..."
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: space prohibited before ...close square
    bracket"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: space required after that close brace"
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: space required after that ..."
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: space required before that ..."
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: spaces prohibited around that ':' ..."
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: spaces required around that ..."
  * staging: brcm80211: fix "ERROR: trailing whitespace."
  * staging: brcm80211: fix remaining checkpatch errors.
  * staging: brcm80211: use native ctype library
  * staging: brcm80211: use string native library
  * staging: brcm80211: add fullmac driver
  * Staging: brcm80211: clean up makefile cflag lines
  * Staging: brcm80211: remove driver specific -W options
  * staging: brcm80211: Fix compile issue when BRCM80211_PCI is not set.
  * staging: brcm80211: Ma...

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Accepted linux-linaro into maverick-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in linux-linaro (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted linux into maverick-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Fix Committed
Steve Conklin (sconklin) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed' to 'verification-done'.

If verification is not done by Thursday, November 11, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

I think we can call this one verification-done for Maverick since it has built several times on PPAs as well as buildds without overflowing available disk space.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2010-11-05
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux-linaro - 2.6.35-1008.15

---------------
linux-linaro (2.6.35-1008.15) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Robert Nelson ]

  * SRU: Fix DVI for Beagle xM rev A3
    - LP: #663642

linux-linaro (2.6.35-1008.14) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * reduce disk usage during buildd builds
    - LP: #645653

  [ Enric Balletbo i Serra ]

  * ARM: igepv2: Adding support for VBUS and overcurrent
    - LP: #651589
  * ARM: igepv2: Fix and improve LED handling
    - LP: #654582
  * ARM: igepv2: Introduce function to dectect HW version
    - LP: #654586
  * ARM: igepv2: Fix handling of GPIOs for WLAN-BT combo
    - LP: #654590
  * ARM: igepv2: Add i2c eeprom driver to read EDID
    - LP: #654594
  * ARM: igepv2: Remove VMMC2 regulator
    - LP: #654595

  [ Maurus Cuelenaere ]

  * SAUCE: ARM: OMAP3: Add S-Video output to IGEPv2 board
    - LP: #607250

  [ Upstream Stable ]
  * Linux 2.6.35.7

  [ Upstream MMC updates ]

  * mmc: recognize CSD structure
  * mmc: split mmc_sd_init_card()
  * mmc: implement SD-combo (IO+mem) support
  * sdhci: remove useless set_clock() check
  * sdhci: 8-bit data transfer width support
  * sdhci: don't assign mmc->caps at SDHCI directly
  * mmc: only set blockaddressed for > 2GiB cards
  * mmc: omap: fix for bus width which improves SD card's peformance.
  * sdhci-pltfm: switch to module device table matching
  * sdhci-pltfm: reorganize Makefile entries to support SoC devices
  * sdhci-pltfm: add support for CNS3xxx SoC devices
  * omap hsmmc: fix processing of all dma interrupts as block completion
  * sdhci: add regulator support
  * sdhci: add no hi-speed bit quirk support
  * mmc: avoid getting CID on SDIO-only cards
  * omap_hsmmc: remove unused local `state'
  * omap hsmmc: fix a racing case between kmmcd and omap_hsmmc_suspend
  * drivers/mmc/host/imxmmc.c: adjust confusing if indentation
  * mmc: sdhci-pltfm: Add structure for host-specific data
  * mmc: sdhci-pltfm: move .h file into appropriate subdir
  * mmc: sdhci: introduce get_ro private write-protect hook
  * mmc: sdhci_pltfm: pass more data on custom init call
  * mmc: sdhci-of-esdhc: factor out common stuff
  * mmc: sdhci-pltfm: add -pltfm driver for imx35/51
  * mmc: quirk fix for timeout problem
  * babbage: esdhc device registration
  * babbage: update mx51_defconfig
    - LP: #656966

  [ Upstream ARM fixes ]

  * Make PTRACE_SINGLESTEP work with user helpers
  * ARM: fix section mismatch warnings in Versatile Express
  * ARM: use memblock to remove memory from available memory
  * video: omap: vram: remove from normal memory
    - LP: #627779

  [ John Rigby ]
  * LINARO: update configs
    - LP: #659799

linux-linaro (2.6.35-1007.13) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Upstream Ubuntu ]

  * Ubuntu-2.6.35-22.33
  * Ubuntu-2.6.35-22.34

  [ Upstream ARM Fixes ]

  * ARM: vexpress: set RAM latencies to 1 cycle for PL310 on ct-ca9x4 tile
  * ARM: vexpress: set RAM latencies to 1 cycle for PL310 on ct-ca9x4 tile
  * ARM: add a vma entry for the user accessible vector page
  * ARM: plug a race with the alignment trap handler
  * arm: fix really nasty sigreturn bug
  * ARM: prevent multiple syscall ...

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Changed in linux-linaro (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.35-23.40

---------------
linux (2.6.35-23.40) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Brad Figg ]

  * No change rebuild.

linux (2.6.35-23.39) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Brad Figg ]
    - LP: #676214

  [ Ricardo Salveti de Araujo ]

  * SAUCE: ARM: OMAP3: beagle: use GPIO2 on the xM A3 to turn DVI on
    - LP: #663642

linux (2.6.35-23.38) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Brad Figg ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: ARM: OMAP3: beagle: use GPIO2 on the xM A3 to turn DVI
    on"

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * Revert "(upstream) ALSA: hda - Apply ALC269 VAIO fix-up to all Sony
    laptops with ALC269"
  * Revert "ALSA: HDA: Correctly apply position_fix quirks for ATI and VIA
    controllers"
  * Buglink Fixup for reverted unverified fixes

linux (2.6.35-23.37) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Brad Figg ]

  * ARM: Temporarily disable module check for armel

linux (2.6.35-23.36) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * reduce disk usage during buildd builds
    - LP: #645653

  [ Brad Figg ]

  * ARM: Temporarily disable module check for armel

  [ Enric Balletbo i Serra ]

  * ARM: igepv2: Adding support for VBUS and overcurrent
    - LP: #651589
  * ARM: igepv2: Fix and improve LED handling
    - LP: #654582
  * ARM: igepv2: Introduce function to dectect HW version
    - LP: #654586
  * ARM: igepv2: Fix handling of GPIOs for WLAN-BT combo
    - LP: #654590
  * ARM: igepv2: Add i2c eeprom driver to read EDID
    - LP: #654594
  * ARM: igepv2: Remove VMMC2 regulator
    - LP: #654595

  [ Leann Ogasawara ]

  * ARM: Temporarily disable module check for armel

  [ Mathieu Poirier ]

  * SAUCE: ARM: Add DSS2 support for Overo board
    - LP: #660811

  [ Maurus Cuelenaere ]

  * SAUCE: ARM: OMAP3: Add S-Video output to IGEPv2 board
    - LP: #607250

  [ Ricardo Salveti de Araujo ]

  * [Config] Remove CONFIG_FIXED_PHY and move CONFIG_SMSC911X from m to y
    for omap
    - LP: #645689
  * SAUCE: ARM: OMAP3: Adding vdd_sdi regulator supply to IGEPv2 board
    - LP: #607250
  * SAUCE: ARM: OMAP3: beagle: use GPIO2 on the xM A3 to turn DVI on
    - See: #663642

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * Revert "(pre-stable) ALSA: HDA: Use model=auto for LG R510"
  * Revert "(pre-stable) ALSA: hda - Rename iMic to Int Mic on Lenovo
    NB0763"
  * Revert "Input: appletouch - fix integer overflow issue"
  * Revert "ALSA: hda - Handle pin NID 0x1a on ALC259/269"
  * Revert "ALSA: hda - Handle missing NID 0x1b on ALC259 codec"
  * Revert "(pre-stable) ALSA: hda - Add a new hp-laptop model for Conexant
    5066, tested on HP G60"
  * Revert "mmc: build fix: mmc_pm_notify is only available with
    CONFIG_PM=y"
  * Revert "mmc: fix all hangs related to mmc/sd card insert/removal during
    suspend/resume"
  * Revert "(pre-stable) bounce: call flush_dcache_page() after
    bounce_copy_vec()"
  * Revert "Input: i8042 - reset keyboard controller wehen resuming from
    S2R"
  * Revert "ALSA: HDA: Enable internal speaker on Dell M101z"
  * Revert "(pre-stable) drm/i915: don't enable self-refresh on Ironlake"
  * Revert "drm/i915: Allow LVDS on pipe A on gen4+"
  * (pre-stable) ACPI: enable repeated...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Rigby (jcrigby) on 2010-12-22
Changed in linux-linaro-omap (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Invalid
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux-linaro-omap - 2.6.37-1001.4

---------------
linux-linaro-omap (2.6.37-1001.4) natty; urgency=low

  [ John Rigby ]

  * rebase to new upstreams:
    snapshot of linux-linaro-2.6.36 13Dec2010
    revert 2.6.36.1
    merge v2.6.37-rc4
    rebase Ubuntu-2.6.37-8.21 onto the result
    - LP: #623077
    - LP: #627512
    - LP: #627779
    - LP: #645653
  * LINARO: update configs
    enable CONFIG_SWAP, CONFIG_POSIX_MQUEUES, CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS
    - LP: #646419
    - LP: #672656
    - LP: #683195
 -- John Rigby <email address hidden> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:51:19 -0700

Changed in linux-linaro-omap (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
John Rigby (jcrigby) on 2011-01-18
Changed in linux-linaro (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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