On Thu 2017-03-09 13:16:09, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Pavel,
> On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Pavel Machek <pa...@ucw.cz> wrote:
> > On Thu 2017-03-09 10:38:46, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> >> On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:22 PM, Pavel Machek <pa...@ucw.cz> wrote:
> >> > Well, I have fast CPUs, but most of the time they just compile
> >> > stuff. Especially bisect is compile-heavy. I suspect going back to
> >> > gcc-3.2 would bring me bigger advantages than CPU upgrade...
> >>
> >> I hope you do use ccache or distcc?
> >
> > I tried to use distcc before, but it was rather hard to maintain. No
> > ccache here. Hmm. I guess ccache really makes sense for bisect.
> Yes it does. So if you're not using it yet, do the below, today, not tomorrow.
> If your distro supports it, prepend /usr/lib/ccache/ to your $PATH.
> Create symlinks from the names of your favorite cross-compilers
> to /usr/bin/ccache, and make sure they are early in your $PATH.
> That's it! Enjoy!

Hmm. Installed, and seems to work. OTOH, compilation now seems to
produce 2-3MB/sec writing on spinning rust, and CPUs are no longer
fully loaded. (make -j 7 on 2 core HT machine). Any io load sends the
CPU utilization to cca 50% range... Compilation goes up from 9:13 to
11:40... to 23 minutes depending on situation. I guess it is still
worth it for the bisect, but it looks like ccache really needs an ssd.

On the other hand, switching to -O1 is really easy, and gets 15% or so

Hmm. And killing chromium matters a lot for a compile time. I hate
modern web :-(.

Best regards,                                                   Pavel

--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -639,9 +639,9 @@ ifdef CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE
 KBUILD_CFLAGS  += -Os $(call cc-disable-warning,maybe-uninitialized,)
-KBUILD_CFLAGS  += -O2 $(call cc-disable-warning,maybe-uninitialized,)
+KBUILD_CFLAGS  += -O1 $(call cc-disable-warning,maybe-uninitialized,)

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