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catkin_make causes hard shutdown [closed]

asked 2015-07-23 15:49:39 -0500

jpws gravatar image

Hi all,

I have encountered a very strange problem and can't seem to find any other instance of the problem. I have a catkin workspace that I tried to perform catkin_make on. For some reason, when I execute catkin_make, it runs for a while and then my computer blacks out completely. I believe that is a hard shutdown of the computer.

So, I have no idea why executing catkin_make should cause a hard shutdown and was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to why that would be happening. I don't believe my CPU is overheating and I have done a SMART self-test and it comes back ok.


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close date 2015-07-25 12:17:48.378145

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answered 2015-07-25 12:17:26 -0500

jpws gravatar image

Turns out the solution was what gvdhoorn recommended; Running

catkin_make -j1

seems to fix the problem. Still don't really know the root cause but it does suggest that overheating might have been occurring. Thanks for the help! Really appreciate it!

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That is not really a solution, but more of a work-around. Does your computer ever show these symptoms if you run other CPU/GPU intensive applications? Do you have a swap partition setup? CPU temp is easily monitored: SensorInstallHowto.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-07-26 01:07:23 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-07-24 02:34:22 -0500

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updated 2015-07-24 02:34:52 -0500

Please add some more info: version of ROS, how you installed it, your OS, and most importantly: the layout of your workspace (nr of pkgs, are you overlaying, etc). Also: quick test: do you observe the same when running catkin_make -j1?

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answered 2015-07-24 09:36:13 -0500

updated 2015-07-24 09:37:49 -0500

Do you see an error like "c++: internal compiler error: Killed (program cc1plus)" when you catkin_make? This is usually due to insufficient memory while compiling a number of packages at a time. I suggest you to try and build one package at a time with catkin_make --pkg package_name .

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