The linker error “ld terminated with signal 9” is caused by low amount of memory for link process. There are two ways how to fix it.
- First way is increase computer / virtual machine memory.
- Second way is by increasing swap file size.
How to increase swap file size
#create new swap file 512x1M size filled with zeros sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/extraswap bs=1M count=512 #setup file as a swap file sudo mkswap /extraswap #enable created swapfile sudo swapon /extraswap
If you want to use this swap file also after your computer reboot, you have to do also following steps:
#edit fstab sudo nano /etc/fstab #add following line to /etc/fstab /extraswap swap swap defaults 0 0
Additional swap-file commands
Here is a list of additional commands which can be useful when working with swap file
#show memory information in KB free -k #show existing swap file sizes in KB swapon -s