Charlotte Koch <charlotte%netbsd.org@localhost> writes: > On Thu, 11 Aug 2022, Taylor R Campbell wrote: > >>> From: Charlotte Koch <charlotte%netbsd.org@localhost> >>> >>> So, I think we can speed up the build significantly in the typical use >>> case by building the test programs iff we want to run the tests in the >>> first place. What do we think of my diff (attached) ? >> >> How much time is saved? What is the fraction of the build time? > > In this specific case, the time saved is substantial: > > WITHOUT the patch: 1482.64 real 5349.65 user 339.51 sys > > WITH the patch: > 53.80 real 106.20 user 18.05 sys > > (Built on an unimpressive T440) > > It's probably an outlier -- on the average, I doubt we'd see savings > this dramatic. WOW! I wonder if it is possible to adjust the CMakeFiles so that this happens if you run make test, and not if you don't. My impression is that a bunch of packages build tests on demand, but the one that comes specifically to mind is autotools. I would expect upstream would want to do this, but if they are installing tests, maybe not. If they are installing tests, I wonder if there is a script for the user to run the tests against the installed version in their environment. Maybe if they think that's critical, it's worth it.
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