7+ days of dogfood

Glen Barber gjb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Feb 11 14:15:20 UTC 2013

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 02:56:47PM +0100, Fabian Keil wrote:
> >                                  WITHOUT_GCC=yes in src.conf is
> > worthwhile.  WITHOUT_GDB=yes is probably also sensible, as the gdb in
> > base is so old that it doesn't understand most of the DWARF that clang
> > uses.  We should have lldb ready for import in a few months, but until
> > then using gdb from ports is more sensible if you plan on actually doing
> > any debugging.
> So far I didn't consider not building gdb, but I agree that it's
> not too useful when compiling with clang and am already using
> gdb751 for debugging anyway.
> My impression was that the base gdb compiles rather quickly
> (compared to more recent versions) and that it thus wouldn't
> matter, but I'll give it a try.
> Thanks for the suggestion.

You might also want to try MALLOC_PRODUCTION=1 in make.conf.  This took
my buildworld/buildkernel times from 35/15 minutes to 8/5 minutes,


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