[bitbake-devel] [PATCH 1/6] event: add new property to BuildBase class

Ed Bartosh ed.bartosh at linux.intel.com
Sun Oct 11 20:02:31 UTC 2015

On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 05:22:10AM +0100, Richard Purdie wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-10-05 at 10:43 +0100, Elliot Smith wrote:
> > From: Ed Bartosh <ed.bartosh at linux.intel.com>
> > 
> > Added 'task' property to the base class of BuildStarted and
> > BuildCompleted classes to store bitbake task if it's specified.
> > 
> > This is done as without task Build* events can't fully represent
> > bitbake build. Task information is needed by UI classes to properly
> > show or process Build* events.
> This doesn't make sense I'm afraid. There is no one "task" which a build
> start/complete event can correspond to. Consider something like:
> "bitbake A:do_fetch B:do_rootfs"
> There would be one BuildStarted event but task doesn't have a singular
> value. We therefore don't want to add task information to these events
> as it will ultimately mislead anything building on top of this
> information.
> I appreciate there is the -c option, but that just means "if there is no
> specific task specified, use this", i.e. its a default.

OK. can we call it 'default_task' then?
You spotted it's purpose right - it's done to represent the task
specified by -c option.


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