Question About Tracking the Stable Branch

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at
Tue Aug 28 23:39:13 UTC 2012

[ Warren Block wrote on Tue 28.Aug'12 at 17:28:15 -0600 ]

> On Tue, 28 Aug 2012, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:
> > I've always updated my -RELEASE systems using the traditional method 
> > so it seems it's no different other than perhaps updating more 
> > frequently and deciding whether or not both kernel code and userland 
> > code needs to be rebuilt together.
> >
> > It certainly seems a bad idea for me as someone with a lot to learn, 
> > to patch specific parts of the source tree and rebuild those parts as 
> > something is bound to go wrong at some point for me.
> In addition to what others have suggested, the devel/ccache port can 
> seriously reduce world and kernel compilation time by caching results. 
> Stuff that hasn't changed comes out of cache rather than from a 
> recompile.  A buildworld every few days usually takes only about a 
> fourth of the time it would take without ccache.  Unfortunately, so far 
> it only has this extreme an effect with gcc, not so much with clang.
> I usually use 4G of cache space; haven't tested to see how much is 
> actually needed.  Setting CCACHE_COMPRESS=yes fits more files in the 
> cache.  In my tests, there was no speed penalty.

Great suggestion, I'll look into that. Although, I am planning a rebuild using clang in the next few days but from what you say it could still be a useful addition.


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