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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] Trunk testing (general) and MSVC11
From: Christoph Macheiner (christoph.macheiner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-08-23 13:18:22

"KTC" <ktc_at_[hidden]> wrote in message news:k157b2$lmj$
> On 23/08/2012 13:04, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:05 AM, Christoph Macheiner
>>> - The website states about 5gb of disk space, so I used a spare machine
>>> but
>>> ran out of disk space after 32gb used. So should that be 50gb?
>> Hum... Something must be burning unnecessary disk space. Do you have
>> an indication what is chewing up all that space?
> >
>> ...
> >
>>> - Even on a quite modern machine (quad-core processor, enough RAM),
>>> "performance" is rather poor. I know this is quite a general statement,
>>> but
>>> without further ado, did anybody look into this? The above-mentioned
>>> out-of-disk occured after about 7 hours, with the tests obviously still
>>> not
>>> finished. Point is, I can spare the night on my dev rigs, but if the
>>> tests
>>> take longer than say, 8 hours, I am out of luck. Especially when I want
>>> to
>>> test 32-bit and 64-bit.
>> What are the space and time resources other testers are committing? It
>> would be useful to know if something has gotten out of hand.
> Those two points doesn't surprise me.
> I have noted in previous email to this and possibly other boost list that
> the 5GB of disk space is more like 50GB, at least from my experience with
> Win+VC.
> Running the complete test from scratch even without downloading from SVN
> clean take way more than 12 hours here (an oldie dual core 2.2GHz 4GB RAM
> running test on only one core), which is partly why I don't run the test
> regularly.

I will have a closer look when my second run is finished (hopefully)
to see how and what has been built. Regarding performance: Churning through
the docs I found the -j bjam switch. With 8 or 16 parallel tasks the test
run is now
consuming all available cpu time (I with this had been mentioned on the

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