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Re: font regression build regression

From: James
Subject: Re: font regression build regression
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:26:33 +0000


On 14 March 2012 20:00, Phil Holmes <address@hidden> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Graham Percival"
> <address@hidden>
> To: <address@hidden>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:59 PM
> Subject: font regression build regression
>> Has anybody else seen a huge slow-down in building fonts?  They
>> used to whiz by on my screen in a minute or so, but now it takes
>> about 10 minutes, and more to the point, it involves a massive
>> amount of disk activity.  My core2quad desktop couldn't play an
>> mp3 file while building fonts with -j3 !
>> Might it be building the same font multiple times (with different
>> threads creating and deleting the same temporary files?), or are
>> we generating fonts at twice the resolution of the previous one,
>> or...?
>> It's been a few weeks since I tried building stuff from scratch,
>> which leaves a large window of work on the build system and fonts.
> Is this with a straight "make" ?  I ran it yesterday and didn't see a
> slowdown, and I always check the time it takes.

I did a make on my 1cpu LilyDev VM (when I am work) on 1GB of memory
today and didn't see any significant slow down on a 'make'. It takes
about 10 minutes.



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