[OE-core] [PATCH 04/19] cmake: Add a knob for cmake VERBOSE settings

Khem Raj raj.khem at gmail.com
Sun Dec 29 18:44:00 UTC 2019

Setting VERBOSE always, while is fine on one hand for debugging, its
coming at an expense of creating lots and lots of logs, e.g. qtwebkit
compile logs alone with VERBOSE is 163MB, there are many other large
packages which use cmake e.g. WPE, webkitgtk etc which are in same range
with out this option on, the logs reduce to 861K and also speeds up
build a notch

If user needs to disable these logs for a recipe or globally


in recipe or in global metadata e.g. local.conf

Signed-off-by: Khem Raj <raj.khem at gmail.com>
Cc: Ross Burton <ross.burton at intel.com>
Cc: Andre McCurdy <armccurdy at gmail.com>
 meta/classes/cmake.bbclass | 13 +++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/meta/classes/cmake.bbclass b/meta/classes/cmake.bbclass
index 8ccb1eefc7..11ffb0d33f 100644
--- a/meta/classes/cmake.bbclass
+++ b/meta/classes/cmake.bbclass
@@ -181,9 +181,18 @@ cmake_do_configure() {
+# To disable verbose cmake logs for a given recipe or globally config metadata e.g. local.conf
+# add following
+# Then run do_compile again
 cmake_runcmake_build() {
-	bbnote ${DESTDIR:+DESTDIR=${DESTDIR} }VERBOSE=1 cmake --build '${B}' "$@" -- ${EXTRA_OECMAKE_BUILD}
-	eval ${DESTDIR:+DESTDIR=${DESTDIR} }VERBOSE=1 cmake --build '${B}' "$@" -- ${EXTRA_OECMAKE_BUILD}
+	bbnote ${DESTDIR:+DESTDIR=${DESTDIR} }${CMAKE_VERBOSE} cmake --build '${B}' "$@" -- ${EXTRA_OECMAKE_BUILD}
+	eval ${DESTDIR:+DESTDIR=${DESTDIR} }${CMAKE_VERBOSE} cmake --build '${B}' "$@" -- ${EXTRA_OECMAKE_BUILD}
 cmake_do_compile()  {

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