Buildfarm build_test script on an embedded device.
Terrance.Hutchinson at dothill.com
Wed Oct 5 10:15:40 MDT 2011
I know I am knew to this list but I just have a question so if it's documented somewhere just point me there and I'll leave you alone.
In a typical build environment for embedded devices, most development happens on a host and cross-compiled for the target device. No one would ever dream of
Compiling on the target device. Is there a specific reason to be compiling on the target device? From what I gather it is the tests, couldn't the tests be broken out for these specific platforms?
I am just curious. I think that if it's possible, separating the test from compilation might address these compile issues. Like Michael said, a host running a cross-compiler but then have it push the finished code to the target for testing.
This is just an idea. Feel free to shoot it down :).
From: samba-technical-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-technical-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Michael Wood
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 9:55 AM
To: Christopher R. Hertel
Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org; Andrew Bartlett
Subject: Re: Buildfarm build_test script on an embedded device.
On 5 October 2011 17:47, Christopher R. Hertel <crh at ubiqx.mn.org> wrote:
> Some notes, as we consider how we will move forward with Embedded Samba.
> Matthieu's changes to the build_test script reduced the run time by
> only two hours. That, again, emphasizes the point that it's likely
> the code build itself that is taking too long.
Probably obvious questions, but anyway:
Would a bunch of machines, distcc and make -j help with this at all? :)
Or maybe a powerful x86 box running a cross compiler and distcc.
Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>
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