ERROR: Out of Heap building atom


How much memory is require to build atom from source?

on an i386 (Reason for building, no .deb)


Apparently the default limit is 1.7 gigabytes. I have built Atom on an 8-gig machine without changing that default value at all, so if you are running into problems, there may be something that’s pushing the memory consumption beyond that point and you might just have to increase the heap limit to 3 or 4 gigs.


Was in a VM allocated with 1 GB of RAM (double requirements recommended for Debian install); that’s a huge heap inefficiency.