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SubjectRe: [PATCH] tags: much faster, parallel "make tags"
On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 01:05:09PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On 04/14/15 10:20, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> > ctags is single-threaded program. Split list of files to be tagged into
> > equal parts, 1 part for each CPU and then merge the results.
> >
> > Speedup on one 2-way box I have is ~143 s => ~99 s (-31%).
> > On another 4-way box: ~120 s => ~65 s (-46%!).
> >
> > Resulting "tags" files aren't byte-for-byte identical because ctags
> > program numbers anon struct and enum declarations with "__anonNNN"
> > symbols. If those lines are removed, "tags" file becomes byte-for-byte
> > identical with those generated with current code.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com>
> > ---
> >
> > scripts/tags.sh | 34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
> > 1 file changed, 32 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > --- a/scripts/tags.sh
> > +++ b/scripts/tags.sh
> > @@ -152,7 +152,24 @@ dogtags()
> >
> > exuberant()
> > {
> > - all_target_sources | xargs $1 -a \
> > + NR_CPUS=1
> > + if [ -e /proc/cpuinfo ]; then
> > + NR_CPUS=$(grep -e '^processor : ' /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l)
>
> That grep is rather arch-specific. If an arch does not have that string
> (with an embedded tab), won't NR_CPUS be zero? so at least, set it back to 1?
>
> or (if 'getconf' is installed):
> NR_CPUS = `getconf _NPROCESSORS_ONLN`
>
What is wrong with nproc ?

Guenter


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