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bug#35139: Rust builds systematically time out

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#35139: Rust builds systematically time out
Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 18:06:07 +0200
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Ivan Petkov <address@hidden> skribis:

>> On Apr 4, 2019, at 1:59 AM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The build nodes may be slower than the front-end, but still, it seems
>> unlikely that it would take more than 6h there.  (That could happen if
>> the test suite, which lasts 2.1h, were “embarrassingly parallel”, but
>> we’re running tests with ‘-j1’.)
>> To summarize, there are two problems:
>>  1. Rust takes too long to build.  What can we do about it?  Enable
>>     parallel builds?
> Rust tests are designed to run in parallel, as long as you have enough
> RAM, file descriptors, etc. available on the machine for the amount of
> concurrency being used. The compiler test suite is largely just compiling
> files, so the most important resource is probably available RAM/swap.

Perhaps we could start with:

  "-j" (number->string (min (parallel-job-count) 2))


> Maybe if the bootstrapped versions don’t ever change skipping the check
> phase will be safe, but I think we should try running parallel tests first
> and see how far that gets us.

Sounds like a good start.

So the only reason we’re running tests sequentially is because of memory
usage concerns?


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