[Buildroot] Speeding up builds

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Mon Nov 4 23:48:14 UTC 2013

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> writes:

 > Dear Dallas Clement,
 > On Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:00:54 -0600, Dallas Clement wrote:

 >> I'm just looking for some tips on how to speed up my build times.  My
 >> rootfs contains many packages with lots of dependencies.  Even with 8
 >> fast Xeon cores, 64GB of RAM, SSDs, and SAS drives, my builds are
 >> taking 1 hour and 50 minutes.

~2h sounds quite long indeed. I don't use as many packages as you, but a
fairly big config (123 packages, including Qt and Gstreamer1) takes <
20mins on a pretty normal quad haswell (E3-1240) / 32G RAM / SSDs.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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