[bitbake-devel] [PATCH 00/26] runqueue changes

Khem Raj raj.khem at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 00:57:11 UTC 2019

Hi Richard

Good changes I believe. Can you push them to a temp branch on bitbake repo ?

On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 9:21 AM Richard Purdie
<richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-07-11 at 01:05 +0100, Richard Purdie wrote:
> > These changes set up the foundations so that we can work on two other
> > significant problems:
> >
> > a) reuse of sstate artefacts between multiconfig build tasks
> I have spent a long time thinking about this so now the codebase was
> ready it turned out not to be too hard to make it work. Patches aren't
> tested apart from with the unittest but I've posted them and we can
> take them from here.
> > b) adapting the task queue 'on the fly' if the output of a task
> > matches a previous output and hence we have sstate hash equivalency
> >
> > Solving these would be great for OE!
> >
> > I will follow up with more details on the future plans for the above
> > and this code soon.
> Adapting to new hashes "on the fly" is definitely going to be the
> harder challenge.
> This will involve the following steps:
> a) Knowing there are new unitask hashes available and propagating that
> information
> b) Figuring out which tasks should now have their sstate retested
> c) Test for sstate existence (if it doesn't exist, no point in going
> further)
> d) Ensure any normal tasks covered by the sstate task are not running,
> wait if any are
> e) Remove all those normal tasks from access by the normal task running
> code
> f) Enable those tasks in the scenequeue code
> We have no existing code which moves things "backward" in the state
> engine from normal task to scenequeue so this will be new ground, but
> should be feasible.
> I'm going to wait for the current patches to settle before I look into
> this any further though.
> Cheers,
> Richard
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