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RE: [PATCH v3] coccicheck: process every source file at once

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff King [mailto:peff@xxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, October 05, 2018 9:25 AM
> To: SZEDER Gábor <szeder.dev@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Jacob Keller <jacob.keller@xxxxxxxxx>; Keller, Jacob E
> <jacob.e.keller@xxxxxxxxx>; Git mailing list <git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] coccicheck: process every source file at once
> On Fri, Oct 05, 2018 at 02:40:48PM +0200, SZEDER Gábor wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 04, 2018 at 07:17:47PM -0700, Jacob Keller wrote:
> > > Junio, do you want me to update the commit message on my side with the
> > > memory concerns? Or could you update it to mention memory as a noted
> > > trade off.
> >
> > We have been running 'make -j2 coccicheck' in the static analysis
> > build job on Travis CI, which worked just fine so far.  The Travis CI
> > build environments have 3GB of memory available [1], but, as shown in
> > [2], with this patch the memory consumption jumps up to about
> > 1.3-1.8GB for each of those jobs.  So with two parallel jobs we will
> > very likely bump into this limit.
> >
> > So this patch should definitely change that build script to run only a
> > single job.
> It should still be a net win, since the total CPU seems to drop by a
> factor of 3-4.
> Are we OK with saying 1.3-1.8GB is necessary to run coccicheck? That
> doesn't feel like an exorbitant request for a developer-only tool these
> days, but I have noticed some people on the list tend to have lousier
> machines than I do. ;)
> -Peff

It's probably not worth trying to make this more complicated and scale up how many files we do at once based on the amount of available memory on the system...