[Openmcl-devel] How to cut down the size of ccl

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Thu May 6 07:44:52 PDT 2010

At the risk of stating the obvious, you don't need the entire repo to run CCL.  All you need is the executable and an image file.  Together those are ~20MB.


On May 6, 2010, at 7:38 AM, Leo wrote:

> On 2010-05-06 15:14 +0100, Bill St. Clair wrote:
>>> I want to run ccl on a remote machine that I only have 500M quota.
>>> However it seems ccl is about 303M. So I am a bit short of space. I have
>>> sbcl running there already and it takes about 57M. But I would wish to
>>> run ccl instead. The machine is linux x86-64. Any way around it? Many
>>> thanks.
>> Gary Byers will likely chime in with more detailed and accurate
>> information than I am able to give, but CCL doesn't use that 303
>> megabytes, unless you cons up enough data to fill it. It does, however,
>> RESERVE a large amount of space, in order to enable you to cons up huge
>> data structures. If you know you're not going to need that much, you can
>> use the -R (--heap-reserve) command line option to reduce the reserve
>> amount, but it's the RSS column of "ps aux" that tells how much RAM your
>> app is really using, not the VSZ column. See
>> http://ccl.clozure.com/manual/chapter15.1.html
> But I mean the diskspace. I know it is ridiculously small. The machine's
> memory is quite large.
> Leo
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