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even linux itself didn’t take this long

Java’s been compiling for about 24 hours now. Not a program I wrote in Java; java itself. I figured I’d try it from source. However, it seems to me that even for a big compile, this is taking an excessive amount of time. I haven’t touched swapspace; the I’m only using about 400m of memory, which can all fit in the real memory space. This is a 3ghz P4; I can watch individual files flicker past in the compilation window, but it’s not slow enough for me to read any filenames or otherwise identify an infinite loop, if it’s managed to get into one.

I’m hesitant to just kill the process, in case it’s been doing legitimate work this whole time, which would subsequently have to be redone.

Anyone have any ideas?

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