Re: Do I need to build B2/bjam with options to run with all cores?
On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 12:27 PM Paul A Bristow via Boost-build <[hidden email]> wrote:
The Quickbook documentation build of Boost.Math is on my critical path of the ‘edit-compile-run-crash’ cycle 😉
When the docs build, it only ever uses one core, leaving 15 of my shiny new cores idle ☹
I have tried adding -j15 (even though I understand that this is now the default).
Not even that is required now, since it's suppose to use all the cores by default. But doesn't hurt to be explicit.
Do I need to compile b2 in some multiprocessor way to get all cores working and hopeful cut the build time?
(In contrast, if I build all the math examples or tests etc, I get all the cores working at 100%).
Or am I expecting the impossible?
I would guess there's something about the documentation build that isn't parallelizable. And thinking about it, it makes some sense. Building a single library documentation is a linear sequence of steps: source qbk => boostbook => xslt transform to docbook => xslt transform to html. Do you have some other dependency chain arrangement that would theoretically allow parallel processing? Or are you talking about some other intrinsic multi-core capability of an individual transform step?