Make process title - % complete

Max Laier max at
Wed Oct 21 01:11:45 UTC 2009

On Monday 19 October 2009 16:08:06 Rink Springer wrote:
> Hi Ivan,
> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 03:52:30PM +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
> > if nobody objects, I'll commit it :)
> I seem to recall that setproctitle() is quite expensive to call; perhaps
> it would make sense offer a flag to prevent make(1) from calling it? [1]

Just rate-limit the setproctitle() call to once/sec or once/percentage-step 
and be done with it.

I must say that trying it out on a kernel build didn't proof too useful as the 
targets have vastly different runtimes, but I think it's a good addition 
nonetheless.  So please, go for it Ivan.
> Anyway, the feature looks nice! I'd like to have it...
> [1] I'm unsure how expensive it is compared to fork(1)-ing etc; I'd
>     expect it's negligable but who knows...

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