Mk/ optimization

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Jul 25 17:19:42 UTC 2008

V.Chukharev wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:09:10 +0300, V.Chukharev <chukharev at> wrote:
>> On Fri, 25 Jul 2008 07:30:18 +0300, Dirk Meyer <dirk.meyer at> wrote:
>>> So you are right that make index could be otimized,
>>> but it will take much more work.
>> Totally agree on this. I tryed to make caching in as Kris
>> proposed, and I got also considerable speedup, but not as good as
>> with the first patch. The grep on all packages is done once per port
>> category. I miss how to pass the results to a child make...
>> Anyway, I attach the new (better, but still not fully working) patch JFYI.
> Well, I've found how to pass params to a child make. So the next version of the
> patch comes at the end of this post.
> This patch should work well for index builds, but I have big doubts about
> all the rest. Please review and test if possible.
> With the patch Mk/ .include's Mk/, hence everywhere
> when the former is used the latter is inderectly included. This is because I did not 
> want to split the openssl staff into two parts. I put some protection.

You don't want to .include the file, just use the same make -f trick 
that I used for e.g. the python and java variable caching.


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