I have an old netbook running Lubuntu with an atom dual core cpu and 1GB of RAM and 1GB of swap. Last week I tried compiling 0.7 alpha on it and everything went fine (although really really really slow, ~10x compared to my work laptop) except precompilation, which filled up the entire RAM and swap and then crashed. Julia 0.6.3 Compiled just fine.
I would prefer to not skip precompilation because the machine is so slow. Is there a way to make precompilation use less memory? E.g. by splitting it into several parts so that it will consume less memory? I guess that this may be of general importance because people run Julia on embedded devices such as the Raspberry Pi.
As a side note: OpenBLAS does not recognize the atom processor as a target automatically.