ccache support for make buildworld/make release
rik at cronyx.ru
Wed Aug 25 11:29:09 PDT 2004
Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> I wonder if anyone considered adding ccache support for
> buildworld/release targets. ccache is a tool, which wraps around gcc,
> allowing to cache object files generated by the compiler to greatly
> speed-up compilation of the same code over and over
> It acts as a caching pre-processor to C/C++ compilers, using the -E
> compiler switch and a hash to detect when a compilation can be
> satisfied from cache. This often results in a 5 to 10 times speedup.
Hm. It seems that this is very cool tool. I would glad to see it in FreeBSD.
Since I've 5 branch compiles tooooo long and fast systems for compilation
does not always available/possible to use while development.
I volonteer to test this if needed.
> It can benefit both individual developers (less burden to test changes
> via full buildworld), and tinderboxes.
> Another interesting use is for package building cluster - it should be
> possible to set-up NFS folder shared among all nodes to hold cached
> objects for all ports in the tree to reduce turnaround time by the
> order of magnitude.
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