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Subject: Re: Building Rockbox faster with make -j

Re: Building Rockbox faster with make -j

From: Boris Gjenero <>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2009 10:03:20 -0500

David Hall wrote:
> Boris Gjenero wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have a 4-core Intel Q6600 CPU, and -j 4 cuts the
>> build time in half, from about 10 minutes to about 5 minutes.
> OT - but even that seems very slow. Are you using ccache?

Yeah, I thought that was ridiculously slow. I assumed it was due to
some operations being slow on Cygwin.

I was not using ccache. After installing it, reconfiguring ("Found and
uses ccache") and building once, I was able to build again from a clean
state with -j 4 in 4:30.

Received on 2009-03-06

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