I am seeing a surprise build failure on my ARMv7 board. I am trying to finish off a big system update, and am down to the last few packages. I am having trouble with
spidermonkey_60, as follows:
# nixos-rebuild build --builders '' building Nix... building the system configuration... these derivations will be built: /nix/store/8nfapinw9rpy4gj34mf30lzaaxbmaa44-spidermonkey-60.4.0.drv /nix/store/ahy4cp5lfxllzxxx452ajac7bv7yv1dr-polkit-0.116.drv /nix/store/gm6v74sa9y829si2f5qrsg86yj99spp4-udisks-2.8.2.drv /nix/store/1wv4kv2d2h49rpwnlaskfziwldd7gvnv-unit-systemd-udevd.service.drv /nix/store/bcfa4ry4fc3pi2fzg1lwjp366zccslkm-system-path.drv /nix/store/d3y7z3ha9m3iqm0ifj6vxykvgz024sb7-unit-polkit.service.drv /nix/store/js28a7y31wibjwf8cnr5lv7179mm1zmw-unit-systemd-fsck-.service.drv /nix/store/v7kj996l1imw15hbl1m9pid1mhs0j13l-dbus-1.drv /nix/store/lx84r2qf66hi6z538sf9zhw9ln6w4fvv-unit-dbus.service.drv /nix/store/0akkzndcm5bn1r0mj3x6dcawf3jda480-system-units.drv /nix/store/b5zvng1rrnyyw82hqw4yz0wfwrhgjixj-udev-rules.drv /nix/store/b48hxyb5s1a8yw9dr6k4rdzsmc50rih9-unit-dbus.service.drv /nix/store/p1rnm97k9y06x16p0301npicm7r2yb4s-user-units.drv /nix/store/w9p9q53zk3p62imvqg83qfy0dk24gcr9-hwdb.bin.drv /nix/store/zwv5hkvxgnx84jhcpwsqfsd5zaiw1wpb-etc.drv /nix/store/847brfr6yycazdjvbdzqnhm8nmnmwjlj-nixos-system-node_0-19.09.git.ef8addb.drv building '/nix/store/8nfapinw9rpy4gj34mf30lzaaxbmaa44-spidermonkey-60.4.0.drv'... unpacking sources unpacking source archive /nix/store/swyv5s21k0bbff0byh6wcjlanbwmnzbj-firefox-60.4.0esr.source.tar.xz tar: firefox-60.4.0/js/src/tests/non262/object/184.108.40.206-dictionary-redefinition-17-of-32.js: Cannot open: No space left on device ... [millions of the same message, for every file in the archive]
The obvious question is, am I out of space on my root volume? I do not think so!
# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/disk/by-label/NIXOS_SD 59G 33G 24G 59% / tmpfs 16G 0 16G 0% /tmp ...
You can see I am using
tmp-on-tmpfs, but the
tmpfs is set to 16GB in size, and I have a 16GB swapfile backing it (because the system RAM is only 2GB on this board):
# swapon NAME TYPE SIZE USED PRIO /swapfile file 16G 31M -2
I can unpack the
firefox source file in question on this machine with no problems, and it is about 2.2GB in size.
What could cause this problem? I think 16GB of space in
/tmp should be enough, right?