[Buildroot] [git commit] qt5webengine: propagate parallel flag to ninja

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Sun Jul 1 09:04:59 UTC 2018

commit: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=a475e0d874c66d5c0e478942cfb9ee84b1e58d2a
branch: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=refs/heads/master

WebEngine is a big project to build. It uses ninja which is a build
system that does everything in parallel[1].

	Builds are always run in parallel, based by default on the number of
	CPUs your system has. Underspecified build dependencies will result in
	incorrect builds.

QtWebEngine does not propagate the parallel flag from the running
instance of make to ninja. Thus, all the machine cores are used to build
this single project.

	make -j 10 -> ninja -j # all cores

This behavior disrupts powerful machines which are setup to build many
projects in parallel. Even worse, the build fails on machines where the
ratio CPU-cores / amount of RAM (including swap) is not appropriate. g++
may have not enough of memory to build all those files in parallel.

Unfortunatly, the target `run_ninja' is hardcoded in the Makefile
src/core/Makefile.run_gn; there is no way to propagate flags using a
variable through the make command-line.

-C /home/gportay/src/buildroot/output-qt5.11/build/qt5webengine-5.11.1/src/core/release QtWebEngineCore

Luckily, the Qt gn_run.pro[2] can hardcode ninja extra flags through the
variable NINJAFLAGS when the Makefile is generated (which is performed
during the build and not during configure step).

This commit sets the NINJAFLAGS using the variable PARALLEL_JOBS to limit
the number of cores used by ninja.

	virtual memory exhausted: Cannot allocate memory

[1]: https://ninja-build.org/manual.html#_comparison_to_make
[2]: https://github.com/qt/qtwebengine/blob/v5.11.1/src/core/gn_run.pro#L49-L53

CC: Damien Riegel <damien.riegel at savoirfairelinux.com>
CC: Jean-François Têtu <jean-francois.tetu at savoirfairelinux.com>
Signed-off-by: Gaël PORTAY <gael.portay at savoirfairelinux.com>
Acked-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>
 package/qt5/qt5webengine/qt5webengine.mk | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/package/qt5/qt5webengine/qt5webengine.mk b/package/qt5/qt5webengine/qt5webengine.mk
index e527e6bc36..986ed0ec79 100644
--- a/package/qt5/qt5webengine/qt5webengine.mk
+++ b/package/qt5/qt5webengine/qt5webengine.mk
@@ -48,6 +48,8 @@ define QT5WEBENGINE_PYTHON2_SYMLINK
 	sed s%@HOST_DIR@%$(HOST_DIR)%g $(QT5WEBENGINE_PKGDIR)/host-pkg-config.in > $(@D)/host-bin/host-pkg-config

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