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Re: Rust, pkgsrc

On 11/06/18 18:50, Havard Eidnes wrote:
Yes. I had a similar problem.  The build would fill up the
/tmp/ directory and die from exhausted resources.  I had /tmp/
created with tmpfs and had a constraint of 64M.  The answer for
me was to create /tmp in /etc/fstab with tmpfs and no size
constraint.  Then Rust would build, but it still took a long
Yes, rust is an absolute Pig resource-wise.  Not only does it
carry a copy of llvm inside itself (it most probably has to), it
also carries a nubmer of other packages inside.  Plus, the build
builds most parts at least twice if I've been able to observe

When building on NetBSD/amd64 8.0, I noticed that the work/
directory after a "make" consumes in the order of 10G disk space,
possibly more when cross-building (my current work/ is 13G, which
is an unfinished cross-build because I hit build issues...).

It is conceivable that the storage could be reduced somewhat (but
probably not by much?) by tweaking src/bootstrap/ to
say -Cdebuginfo=0 instead of 2 for RUSTFLAGS.

So that you have an idea what to expect:

My amd64 build host has 8G real memory, and a 2G tmpfs /tmp, and
... it didn't run out of space anywhere :) On this particular
host (i7 3rd-gen, 4 real cores, 8 w/HT, pkgsrc and system on SSD)
the build of 1.29.2 completed in a little over 2 hours wall-clock
time, csh's "time" report at the end of the build was

40468.007u 1958.277s 2:04:42.18 567.0%  0+0k 10302+100556io 129329pf+0w
On my 16GB HP Envy, 4c/8t, I got overnight:
Build completed successfully in 4:22:05
make  14672.75s user 36893488148207.93s system -2147483648% cpu 4:43:37.28 total
with /tmp just a standard directory, tmpfs as usual on /var/shm. This is more than twice as slow compared to the last few rust builds, which also took just over two hours.

I wonder if something was changed in the build process, previous builds were highly parallelized, with all the threads being seen busy during various stages, whereas this time I didn't see anything like this.

All my builds were off unmodified pkgsrc lang/rust directory with nothing in /etc/mk.conf that I can see to affect this.

I suspect the ridiculous times for system and cpu are from zsh 'time'.

So, yes, the build makes fairly good use of the multiple cores;
notice the 567.0%, which, if I've understood correctly, indicates
approx. 5.7* parallelism on average.

The last version I managed to build on one of my NetBSD/macppc
8.0 machines (a single-core 1.5GHz G4 Mac Mini, 1GB memory) was
1.29.2, the build took nearly 29 hours wallclock time.  This one
doesn't have a tmpfs, and has a single file system with ~40G
free, so it also didn't run into any barriers on the /tmp front


- Håvard

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