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Subject: Re: [boost] Issues with intel's compiler and newer builds of GCC
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-20 12:41:09

> > This is now a problem for the MSVC-7.1 test, too. It, too, times out.
> > The logs from the build machine have warnings. These warnings are
> > identical to ones that I get with MSVC-7.1 when building Serialization
> > (rather, the warnings shown on the build logs are a subset of the
> > warnings I get, the logs seem to cut off after a certain amount of
> > warnings, e.g. 65k). Building Serialization with MSVC-7.1 passes all
> > tests on my machine and builds all examples, without any trouble.
> >
> > I'm sure the argument could be made that five minutes (300 seconds) is
> > more than reasonable, and the XML grammar for Serialization could
> > definately be refactored (it's structure is nearly identical to the
> > old Spirit.Classic grammar; I didn't want to get fancy). However, the
> > grammar works, and I'd really like to not have false negatives from
> > the build machines. This is, to my knowledge, the first component of
> > Boost that uses Spirit 2.x (Hartmut/Joel please correct me if I am
> > wrong. Wave uses Spirit Classic, I believe). The Spirit 2.x examples
> > aren't compiled by the tests, so I am assuming that this is the first
> > time the build bots have compiled larger Spirit 2.x parsers.
> >
> > The compile times for MSVC 10, GCC and clang are all far more
> > reasonable than Intel and MSVC 7.1 on my machines.
> I agree that the time limit can be pretty annoying - I had to refactor a
> large number of the Boost.Math tests to avoid long run times. However,
> the limit is not unreasonable either - it is important that the tests
> cycle in a reasonable time - remember that the CPU time on the build bots
> has all been graciously donated, and isn't entirely free of cost. We also
> need to consider the impact on the end user of long compile times, also on
> the occasional "casual" tester of Boost.Serialization - the time taken to
> run all the tests is pretty long, so anything that can be done to reduce
> that would be a big win.
> Would it be worth getting the spirit2 developers in on this to see if
> there is any low-hanging fruit that can be pulled?

Not that I know of :-(
We're trying to bring down Spirit's compilations times, but that's a slow

Couldn't we customize the max time before cutoff for compilers known to be
slow (icc) only?

Regards Hartmut

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