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Re: [opensuse-factory] Build system solutions (was Re: Calling for a new openSUSE development model)
On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 06:53:58AM +0200, Stephan Kulow wrote:
Am 14.06.2012 23:15, schrieb Greg KH:
On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 09:48:30PM +0200, Adrian Schröter wrote:
Am Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2012, 12:34:44 schrieb Greg KH:
On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 10:46:32AM +0200, Stephan Kulow wrote:
3. As working more strictly will require more time, I would like to
either ditch release schedules all together or release only once a
year and then rebase Tumbleweed - as already discussed in the RC1

I like this idea, for a variety of reasons :)

But, before that can ever happen, we need two big things to be solved:

1) Build system speed
I speak as someone who builds stuff a lot, probably second only to
Factory. The build system speed sucks. Badly. Now I know we are

yes, we need to become faster. We have multiple ideas atm how to approach
it, we just need some time for it ...

Nice, any pointers to where these ideas are?

No, we do not record lunch conversations :)

Fair enough :)

What we work on:
- tmpfs builds for smaller jobs
- ssd tests

Does this also include PCIe ssds? They are a few orders of magnitude
faster than the SATA ones it seems, for a server, highly recommended.

- prebuilt images to speed up the initial package installation
(also for smaller jobs)

That's a nice idea for small jobs as the rpm install time probably
dwarfs the build time. But speed up the I/O path, and that too should
also speed up.

What we need too is really faster hardware - some sponsor for that would
be great, you might have good contacts :)

Sorry, I don't really have any other contacts than those people on the
openSUSE board do. And they are in a position to actually use them, me,
being just a lowly developer, can not.


greg k-h
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