I've run into a problem with the Intel compiler while trying to statically link an application. I'm using 11.1 20101201 in Linux.
The compiler chews up 100% CPU and memory usage slowly rises. I've left it for some time and hasn't completed. The weird thing is that if I either link dynamically or swap out the main object file with its source file in the command line it builds and links very quickly.
Stranger still if I link with only the object file and drop all the libraries that it needs the compiler still hangs. It seems to be occurring before trying to resolve the external symbols, but that is just speculation. The good thing about this is that the error is easily demonstrable out me having to upload all of the dependent libraries.
The following command is sufficient to reproduce the bug: