Hudson Server Swapping Itself to Death

After fixing the DrJava unit tests that failed and before heading to PLDI tomorrow, I thought I’d start up our Hudson server again. Unfortunately, it pretty quickly starts swapping itself to death. I don’t know what changed. Did our memory consumption increase so much? I have a hard time believing that. Did something in Hudson change? I’m not getting an OutOfMemoryError, though, either.

I also noticed that denmark.cs, our server, only has 512 MB RAM. That is pitiful, of course, so perhaps I should add some more memory. But how sensible is it to spend $50 for 2x1GB of DDR2 memory for a Pentium 4 system?

On another note, also related to hardware, my desktop at home greeted me with a crash “due to a thermal event” this morning. Whenever I had watched the temperature readings of the CPU, they were very low, never above 50 C, but maybe I do need to reapply the thermal grease. Ugh…. and I’m so busy.


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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