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Re: Parallelization of shell scripts for 'configure' etc.

From: Alex Ameen
Subject: Re: Parallelization of shell scripts for 'configure' etc.
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2022 20:16:11 -0500

I've been telling folks about the config site file every time this thread comes up. Good on you for actually trying it haha.

It can make a huge difference. You can short circuit a lot of checks this way. 

Now, the disclaimer: you still shouldn't share a cache file between projects, and if you use a `config.site` don't stash internal values. Be sure you keep an eye on your `config.site` values as your system is updated over time, and if you use containers or build in chroots keep in mind how that can effect the validity of your cache and `config.site` settings. 

On Fri, Jul 8, 2022, 3:05 PM Simon Josefsson via Discussion list for the autoconf build system <autoconf@gnu.org> wrote:
Tim Rühsen <tim.ruehsen@gmx.de> writes:

> a) The maintainer/contributor/hacker setup
> This is when you re-run configure relatively often for the same project(s).
> I do this normally and and came up with
> https://gitlab.com/gnuwget/wget2/-/wikis/Developer-hints:-Increasing-speed-of-GNU-toolchain.
> It may be a bit outdated, but may help one or the other here.
> Btw, I am down to 2.5s for a ./configure run from 25s originally.

Wow, I think more developers should known about your final suggestion:


That is, put this in ~/.bash_aliases:

export CONFIG_SITE=~/src/config.site

and this in ~/src/config.site:

if test "$cache_file" = /dev/null; then
  hash=`echo $CFLAGS $LDFLAGS $host_alias $build_alias|md5sum|cut -d' ' -f1`

The top of config.log says which cache file was used, so you can remove
it when you hack on autoconf/M4 macros.

This appears to save me tons of build time, and I'll run with this now
since it is non-obtrusive and doesn't require changes in each project...
maybe the CWD should be put into the cache_file string to avoid cache
poisining between projects, but that is minor.


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